I wish we could tell kids in all honesty that it gets better – but the presence of real evil prevents any real improvement.

Matt’s law was supposed to stop the anti-gay bullying that led a young man to take his own life. But Michigan Senators have ensured that the law is a mockery and a slap in the face to his memory.  

But it was the addition of special protections for religiously-motivated bullying that led all 11 Democratic senators to vote against the legislation they had long championed.

In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer accused her colleagues of creating a blueprint for consequence-free bullying. “As passed today,” said Whitmer, “bullying kids is okay if a student, parent, teacher or school employee can come up with a moral or religious reason for doing it.”

Michigan’s Anti-Bullying Bill: Protecting Religious Tormenters? | Swampland | TIME.com

 

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