This new legislation requires all school employees to report any instance of bullying and requires school principals to investigate every report.
Senator Robert O’Leary, introducing his bill in the Senate: “Bullying is not new. But what has changed is that it appears to be more pervasive, more destructive.
A later suit switches the argument, alleging reverse discrimination because Phelps' children are white. 1984 Phelps sues President Ronald Reagan for sending an ambassador to the Vatican, alleging violations of the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion.
1972 Phelps files suit against lawyers, county commissioners and a judge in Topeka, alleging illegal acts by a "political machine" in Topeka.
1979 After Phelps sues and harasses a court reporter he accuses of being late with a document, the Kansas Supreme Court, citing Phelps' "little regard for the ethics of his profession," permanently disbars him so he can no longer practice in state courts.
As a result of the same case, Phelps also will be suspended the following year from practicing in federal courts until 1982.
We’re going to send out a message that this kind of behavior is not acceptable and the community needs to deal with it.”Meanwhile, down in Georgia, the state Senate also voted unanimously, in the last hours of their legislative session, to approve an anti-bullying measure that would expand the definition of bullying while requiring schools to develop guidelines tailored to curb bullying in elementary through high schools.
The bullying bill was strongly backed by Georgia Equality, and though it does not specifically address bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity, lobbyists believe it will help LGBT students, who often face bullying in school.