H.R.998 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Introduced
 
House
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Senate
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President
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03/10/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Jared Polis

D-CO

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Official Summary

Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of thei

Official Summary

Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011 - Prohibits public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates. Considers harassment to be a form of discrimination. Prohibits retaliation against anyone for opposing conduct they reasonably believe to be unlawful under this Act. Authorizes federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them. Allows an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail. Deems a state's receipt of federal educational assistance for a program to constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for conduct prohibited under this Act regarding such program.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.998

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Lambda Legal
  • Advocates for Youth
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • ...and 40 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.998

  • Liberty Counsel
  • CATO Institute


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