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Tue November 29, 2011
Michigan State Senator Gretchen Whitmer on the anti-bullying bill
The Michigan Senate today passed the House version of an anti-bullying bill.
It’s headed to Governor Rick Snyder for his signature.
The bill as passed did not include the controversial exception in an earlier Senate bill that protected statements that came from moral or religious convictions.
The Michigan Senate received national attention for that bill - some calling it a template for how to get away with bullying.
Senator Whitmer spoke with Michigan Radio's Jennifer White earlier today about her opposition for the bill approved by the Senate, and about the reaction to the YouTube video of her reacting to the bill.
Here she is telling her colleagues in the Michigan Senate "you may be able to pat yourself on the backs today and say that you did something today, but in actuality you're explicitly outlining how to get away with bullying... This is worse that doing nothing. It's a Republican license to bully."