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Senator Daines Votes against Protecting Bullied LGBTQ Kids
Today, Senator Daines joined the majority of the Republican caucus in the Senate to block an amendment to the ongoing revision of No Child Left Behind that would have mandated that local school districts protect students from 'discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.' The proposal, which Senator Al Franken has been trying to pass for five years, would have extended already existing protections in place for students prohibiting discrimination based on sex, religion or race. An important component of the proposal is that it would have not only prohibited bullying by students,