Bullying Bill Rejected in Kentucky Committee

March 14, 2012

A bill to protect students from bullying by their classmates died Tuesday in the House Education Committee because some lawmakers claimed it would give “special rights” to gay students.

The proposal by Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, failed to get the 15 votes it needed. The party-line vote was 13 in favor, 10 against and three abstentions.