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This page was last updated 12/12/12.  If you know of errors please click here to let us know. 

Pending Federal Legislation - as of 12/06/12  (pdf format)

U.S. Law

Gay rights in the US, state by state: by Guardian in America interactive team - guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 8 May 2012. Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/may/08/gay-rights-united-states 

State-by-State Laws

  • Bullying Prevention State Laws - 2011; Authored by National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. This new brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date, 47 states have passed legislation requiring schools to take leadership in addressing the problem. This brief provides information on elements of a bullying prevention plan, the school’s legal responsibility, steps that SS/HS sites should take, and other resources.

  • State-by-State: Anti-Bullying Laws in the U.S. - by Family Equality Council  (pdf format)

  • State Laws - from Human Rights Campaign

  • Issue Maps - from The Task Force


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