2010 legislative season marked by an increase in anti-bullying legislation
WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today released a comprehensive state-by-state report detailing LGBT-related legislation in 2010 and an outlook for 2011. The report indicates that the majority of pro-LGBT legislation came in the form of anti-bullying legislation. The report also details expectations for 2011 with an expectation of an increase in LGBT-related legislation in the year ahead. To view the report online, including interactive maps of current state law, visit: www.hrc.org/StateToState2010.
"Faced head-on with the issue of bullying in our schools, many states attempted to address the growing problem yet much work remains to be done," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "With the 2011 state legislative sessions underway, we expect an increase in both pro- and anti-LGBT legislation and we will continue to work closely with state LGBT groups and allies in the fight for equality in communities everywhere."
Highlights of the report include:
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