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Dems Introduce Anti-Harassment Bill on Anniversary of Gay Student Tyler Clementi's Death

Senate and the House introduced a bill addressing bullying and harassment of LGBTQ college students on the 11th anniversary of Tyler Clementi's death.Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, along with Representative Mark Pocan, also of Wisconsin, presented the legislation which would require colleges and universities that receive federal funding to pass policies dedicated to ending harassment and bullying of minority identities like sexual orientation and gender.If passed, the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act would require higher education institutions to establish policies that prohibit harassment of enrolled students by classmates, faculty and staff based on race, color, national origin,

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Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Named for George Washington, the first U.S. president, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by the British Empire in 1846, in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute. The state, which is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, and the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.