Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Michigan Senate Does the Right Thing Re: Anti-Bullying Law...
The good people in the Michigan State Senate have agreed to drop their anti-bullying Bill and adopt the House version. I wrote back on November 11th, 2011 about this. The controversy was the Republican controlled Senate's version which included language that some called a "license to bully." The phrase "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction" was interpreted by some as problematic, to the point of possibly permitting some harassment by teachers and/or students.
As I said then, I think both Parties played politics with this, which is pitiful. I suspect the American Family Association of Michigan will not be pleased, but overall, a good thing has been done.
"Matt's Safe School Law" will now proceed to the Governor Rick Snyder's desk for signature.
No need to review all the points made in the original post, please go back and review them if you wish.