Thursday, November 6, 2008

Posted at the Palm Beach Post 11/06/08:

The Palm Beach County School District is moving to expand protections for gay students.

The board is seeking to exceed the requirements of a new anti-bullying policy, mandated by state law, to specifically prohibit harassing students who believe they were born the wrong gender and those who may be perceived as being too masculine or too feminine for their gender.

Because what happened to Matthew Shepherd was much worse than what happened to Jesse Dirkhising. Harassing, bullying, or beating a person is wrong regardless of the reasons for doing it.

Fast Facts on Hate Crimes II

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