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HRC and Bully-Free New Hampshire protect Anti-Bullying Law in New Hampshire

New Hampshire; LGBT equality; Anti-Bullying LawThis post comes from New Hampshire organizer Katie Drapcho.

On May 4, the New Hampshire State Senate voted unanimously to defend children from bullying by defeating a bill that would have rolled back anti-bullying protections for the state’s students. The bill had passed the New Hampshire House despite stripping protections from LGBT students and eliminating the ability of a school to address cyber bullying.

HRC partnered with Bully-Free New Hampshire, a local organization devoted to protecting children from bullying, to raise opposition to the bill. Together, hundreds of concerned New Hampshire citizens attended the Senate Education Committee hearing, testifying in opposition to this dangerous bill. Hundreds more contacted their senator directly, imploring them to keep children safe by opposing the changes. Their voices were heard. After the hearing, the Senate Education Committee recommended unanimously to kill the bill and on Wednesday the entire Senate followed suit.

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