From The Detroit News: Republican leaders in the Michigan House say they'll change anti-bullying legislation that was recently passed by the state Senate by striking a clause that critics say would allow religious-based harassment. The legislation would require public schools to adopt policies aimed at cracking down on bullying and harassment of students. But the bill as it passed "does not prohibit a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction" of a student or school employee. Democrats say that clause offers a blueprint for getting away with bullying in schools. Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan called the Senate bill a "joke."
Michigan State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer says the purported anti-bullying law being considered by the legislature "is worse than doing nothing." She tells those support the bill, "In actuality you are explicitly outlining how to get away with bullying."
You Tube Video from Michigan Senate Democrats: