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Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 9
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To Bullying

NATIONAL | By Patrick Condon | Mar 2
Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

Minn. School District’s Controversial LGBT Policies Debated

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
Teachers from Minnesota’s largest school district debate about the current LGBT policy that forces them to remain neutral on the LGBT subjects as well as a proposed policy that prohibits them from discussing the topic as well.

Lesbian Couple Cheered at Minn. High School

NATIONAL | By Chris Williams | Jan 31
A lesbian high school couple that had sued to walk into a Royalty Court together entered their assembly to the cheers of classmates, in a Minnesota school district where anti-gay bullying has consistently made headlines.

Minn. School District Accused of Abetting Anti-Gay Harassment

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 26
Two Minnesota high school teachers allegedly harassed a student they thought to be gay in front of the entire class. The result: a $25,000 payoff to the student’s family--but no apologies, says a newspaper columnist.

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