The Student Non-Discrimination Act is introduced to Congress

Washington, Jan 27 – Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), a leading proponent of equality in education, today introduced historic legislation—H. R. 4350, the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)—that would protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students by establishing a comprehensive Federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity and provide victims with meaningful and effective remedies.

Here is the ACLU’s press release about SNDA.

And here is Polis’ summary of the protections this act could offer LGBTQ youth:

What could the “Student Non-Discrimination Act” do?

  • The “Student Non-Discrimination Act” (SNDA) would establish a comprehensive Federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • SNDA would provide protections for LGBT students and ensure that all students have access to public education in a safe environment free from discrimination, including harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence.
  • SNDA would also provide meaningful and effective remedies (loss of federal funding and legal cause of action for victims) for discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, modeled after Title IX.
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