Iowa Republicans Want To Exclude LGBTQ Students From Safe Schools Law
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From the mailbag comes a disturbing press release:
HOUSE REPUBLICANS SEEK TO
BULLY GAY STUDENTS
Reps. Shultz & Windschitl Introduce H.F. 2291 to Exclude Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Students from Safe Schools Law
Des Moines, IA – February 4 – 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.
About Iowa Pride Network
Iowa Pride Network empowers students to fight homophobia and transphobia in high schools and colleges by supporting gay-straight alliance (GSA) clubs and providing leadership opportunities and organizing projects centered on social justice. For more information call Iowa Pride Network at 515-471-8062 or by visiting Iowa Pride Network.