The Advocate
July 22, 2013

Members of the House of Representatives are pushing for protections for LGBT youth to be enshrined in federal law as the Student Non-Discrimination Act, proposed as an amendment to the broader Student Success Act currently being discussed in the House.

Politicians from both parties, including Representatives Rob Andrews, Barbara Lee, David Cicilline and the amendment’s co-sponsors Jared Polis and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, voiced their support of the legislation at a Rules Committee hearing on Wednesday night, expressing their frustration that the amendment had not yet been given a vote on the floor.