In a remarkable act of cynicism and moral bankruptcy, Iowa legislators are considering removing LGBT students from the protection of a Safe School law. So it would be illegal to bully students unless they are gay. Then it would be OK.
Reps. Shultz & Windschitl Introduce H.F. 2291 to Exclude Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Students from Safe Schools Law
… House Representatives Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig and Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, co-sponsored legislation introduced today which seeks to exclude LGBT students from the 2007 Iowa Safe Schools Law.
The law protects ALL students from harassment and bullying in Iowa’s schools.
“When our state is facing record budget deficits and unemployment, House Republicans feel their time is best spent picking on Iowa’s LGBT youth,” said Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director of Iowa Pride Network. “There is no better example as to why we have this law, so youth in Iowa don’t grow up to be like these bigots.”
H.F. 2291 has been referred to the House Education Committee. Iowa Pride Network will continue to monitor this legislation to ensure all of Iowa’s students are safe and protected from harassment and bullying.
Hat tip: Drugmonkey.