January 16, 2008

Committee Approves Anti-Bullying Bill For Schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky House Education Committee has unanimously approved an anti-bullying bill for schools.

It would require school districts to design policies to deal with bullies, but critics say that could lead to the teaching of homosexuality.

Critics say the bill could lead to the teaching of homosexuality.

Senate President David Williams - a Republican from Burkesville - said he hasn't read it, but said there's concern about whether the bill could be -- in his words -- "an excuse for the addition of curriculum dealing with aberrant behavior.

Jordan Palmer of the gay rights group Kentucky Equality Federation said Williams is homophobic and says the bill would only promote tolerance of other viewpoints.

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