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Minnesota School District Agrees to Protect Students from Anti-Gay Bullying in Settlement with SPLC

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Minnesota's largest school district has agreed to adopt a wide-ranging plan to protect LGBT students from bullying and harassment, in a settlement that will resolve an SPLC lawsuit.

A consent decree was approved by the Anoka-Hennepin School Board in suburban Minnesota tonight.

'This historic agreement marks a fresh start for the Anoka-Hennepin School District,' said SPLC attorney Sam Wolfe. 'Unfortunately, this district had become notorious for anti-LGBT hostility and discrimination. This consent decree sets the stage for Anoka-Hennepin to become a model for other school districts to follow.'
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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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