Web Poll Results

Should a public school's anti-bullying policy include sexual orientation and gender identity?

75.38% Yes
24.61% No

Comment: It should include everybody, period. Everyone deserves equal protection!

Comment: Why is this not a no-brainer? If redneck students, abetted by redneck administrators, torture gay or questioning youth, then you need to make anti-LGBTQ bullying against the student code of conduct, and the perps need to be locked up and charged with assault.

Comment: MY GOD, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR CITY, NOT ONLY DOES YOUR CITY SUCKS, THE BUCKEYES WILL HIT YOU AND BULLY YOU IF YOU HAPPENN TO BE IN THE WRONG PLACE, MY GOD YOUR CITY DOUBLE SUCKS.!!!!!! FRIG THE BUCKEYES, MAYBE SOME IF NOT ALL WILL GET BULLIED AND HURT ON THE FOOTBALLFIELD, WITH BROKEN LEGS,ETC, LIKE THEY HAVE GAVE TO THEIR FANS, I SURE AM NOT ONE ANYMORE, I HATE PRO SPORTS, NOW I HATE COLLEGIATE SPORTS, ESPECIALLY THE BUCKEYES= PATHETIC.!! HOW PATHETIC, THEY DESERVE TO BE WITH THOSE OTHER LOW-LIFES IN NEW YORK CITY, THE ONES WHO HATE WALL STREET, WHO DEFICATE AND URINATE, AND SMOKE DOPE ALL OVER THE PLACE, THAT IS WHAT THE BUCKEYES DESERVE, LET THEM CAMP-OUT WITH THOSE LOW-LIFES, CAUSE THEY ARE LOW-LIFES,MAYBE THEY CAN CAMP OUT ON THE EAST SIDE OF YOUR EMERALD CITY, HOW ABOUT E.LIVINGSTON AND NOE BIXBY ROAD, NAH, TOO GOOD FOR THEM.!!!! YOUR CITY SUCKS, NOW THE BUCKEYES SUCK, HOPE THEY AND YOUR EMERALD CITY GETS WHAT IT DESERVES= DEFICATION FROM ABOVE.!!!!!! GOD, HOW PATHETIC.!!!!!!!!!!

Comment: Sick of the politically correct stuff.

Comment: boys will be boys just be glad they did not pull out guns or a weapon an kill each other.who to say that the gay kids did not start the fights

Comment: So what if he is GAY? Does that give someone the right to put their hands on him? NO!!!

Comment: No...It is normal to get teased and to tease what are these kids going to do when they grow up and work in the real world?

Comment: Bullying is the same no matter what the reason. No special categories are necessary.

Comment: Yes, what's one without the other! They all coincide.

Comment: Bullying is bullying no matter what the target issue is. As working adults there are laws against "sexual harassment" and "discrimination" in the work place and school should be no different. Bullying for any reason should not be tolerated and should be punishable to a realistic level as to deter this type of behavior.

Comment: Of course these categories should be included. LGBTQ teens (or those perceived to be LGBTQ)are much more frequently harassed, bullied and even killed for who they are. I speak from personal experience.

Comment: Every child should be safe at school regardless of there sexual orientation or gender identity. The student who was the bully should be expelled!! Parents should be teaching tolerance and understanding. Where are the parents of this student? They should be ashamed!!!!

Comment: A person's gender should not make a difference whether they are the "SAME" as what some in society call the "NORM". This has been such a sad situation, and hopefully through this boy's beating...others might prosper...

Comment: The policy should protect all of the children for gender identity, sexual orientation race and any bullying. I am so sick of these kids bullying others and it seems that they always get away with it. I don't even want to send my son to school because I am afraid something/anything could happen to him. Where are the teachers during these incidents? It disgusts me!

Comment: are you serious with your question? OK... this is the paper that endorsed KING GEO. twice twice

Comment: Absolutely!

Comment: Bullying is bullying.

Comment: All the schools need it my Granddaughter is going thru this and she is a Senior and the school told her to be the bigger person and walk away because she can get a case because she is 18 and she is being called out of her name because she is a Lesbian and she is being tormented by a male in her school and the school knows about this situation but they don't want to deal with it, basically she is to ignore his comments and be the "Bigger Person" my question is HOW

Comment: Bullying is just that-bullying under any reason..all matters of bullying should be covered under one policy.

Comment: I am gay, we deserve to live without fear of physical harm or ridicule. Anything less is blatant discrimination and will not be tolerated!

Comment: I believe it is currantly cover in ORC Chapter 29, under Assualt and Battery.

Comment: Fighting is already against the rules , that should cover all fights. If a RedHead got beat up for being a RedHead would have to add RedHeads to the anti-harassment policie?

Comment: These groups mostly just want people to embrace there type of behavior. They try to make it accepted behavior like a few few other things in recent society that I won't get into here, but you get the drift.

Comment: P.C. and liberal mind-set are detrimental to civil society. Some things must be held sacred and defended if we are to survive as a free people. Morality is not and never has been available to governmental control or legislation. The American ideals of independent sprit and freedom are the result of social discourse and agreement within our culture, not big brother and the nanny state. A wise man once noted that: When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary and when mores are not sufficient, laws are unenforceable. Violent behavior should never be tolerated and must have consequences to those who would bully or take advantage of others. But the broad brush of governmental control is not the answer to an uncivil society.

Comment: Bullying is bullying it needs to stop its sad that kids have to go threw life getting picked on.Parents should teach there kids better and fill them with love not hate if we all taught our kids to love everyone then this wouldnt happen

Comment: It absolutely should include this in the anti-bullying policy. This is probably one of the big causes of bullying!

Comment: Specifics are not needed as to the cause of bullying. ANY bullying for any reason should be treated equally. No special considerations are needed. I was bullied because I was shy, did that need to be delineated? No, an anti-bullying policy should cover any reason and be non-specific as to the bullies reason. The reason bullies bully is that no one stops them. Schools are not stopping the first incidents of bullying and so it gets worse and spreads. Policys only work when followed and enforced.

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