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S. 555 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

Education. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

S. 555 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011
Sponsor
Al Franken
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Education
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Government liability
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/10/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/10/2011
3/10/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
3/10/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

175% more
$352,909
$7,742,721
$45,301
$101,775
$1,040,250
$1,407,112
$148,833
$4,606,444
$610,278
$445,775
$374,350
$369,168
$781,768
$627,585
$18,654,269
$6,727,065
$44,250
$6,771,315
45 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2011

45 organizations supported this bill

Advocates for Youth
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
American Association of University Women
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU (2011, March 10). Bill Introduced In House And Senate To Protect LGBT Students Against Discrimination . Retrieved July 1, 2011, from American Civil Liberties Union.
American Counseling Association
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
American Federation of Teachers
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
American Psychological Association
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Catholics for Equality
CFE (2011, March 30). STUDENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT. Retrieved January 10, 2012, from Catholics for Equality.
Center for American Progress
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
CenterLink
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Child Welfare League of America
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
CREDO Action
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Disciples Justice Action Network
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Episcopal Church
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Family Equality Council
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Human Rights Campaign
HRC (2011, March 10). Student Non-Discrimination Act Re-Introduced in Congress . Retrieved July 1, 2011, from Human Rights Campaign.
Human Rights Watch
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Immigration Equality Action Fund
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Interfaith Alliance
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal (2011, March 10). Lambda Legal Supports Federal Student Non-Discrimination Act Re-Introduced Today . Retrieved July 1, 2011, from Lambda Legal.
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Association of Human Rights Workers
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Association of School Psychologists
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Black Justice Coalition
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Center for Lesbian Rights
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Center for Transgender Equality
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Council of Jewish Women
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Education Association
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
National Women's Law Center
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
People for the American Way
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
PFLAG
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Southern Poverty Law Center
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
The Trevor Project
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Transgender Law Center
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Unitarian Universalist Association
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
undersigned organizations (2011, March 28). Coalition Letter of support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from HRW.

2 organizations opposed this bill

Cato Institute
Miller, Joshua Rhett (2011, March 28). Gay Discrimination Bill Will Stifle Free Speech, Advance 'Homosexual Agenda,' Critics Say. Fox News. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/22/anti-lgbt-discrimination-stifle-free-speech-critics-say/.
Liberty Counsel
Miller, Joshua Rhett (2011, March 28). Gay Discrimination Bill Will Stifle Free Speech, Advance 'Homosexual Agenda,' Critics Say. Fox News. Retrieved July 1, 2011, from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/22/anti-lgbt-discrimination-stifle-free-speech-critics-say/.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$5,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$41,100$23,950
Kelly AyotteRNH$17,500$83,016
John BarrassoRWY$11,000$29,950
Max BaucusDMT$146,235$0
Mark BegichDAK$214,934$1,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$278,578$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,500$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$120,450$0
Roy BluntRMO$19,350$129,316
John BoozmanRAR$13,750$39,845
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,930,837$0
Scott P. BrownRMA$60,956$617,158
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,022,571$0
Richard BurrRNC$8,500$54,900
Maria CantwellDWA$150,402$0
Ben CardinDMD$107,750$0
Tom CarperDDE$33,750$0
Bob CaseyDPA$139,433$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$42,500$352,698
Daniel CoatsRIN$5,400$49,350
Tom CoburnROK$0$100,093
William Thad CochranRMS$6,250$5,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$120,154$63,050
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$10,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$129,485$0
Bob CorkerRTN$23,850$45,180
John CornynRTX$24,615$144,440
Mike CrapoRID$3,000$700
Jim DeMintRSC$950$284,470
Dick DurbinDIL$201,821$0
John EnsignRNV$3,000$0
Mike EnziRWY$6,500$8,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$293,871$1,000
Al FrankenDMN$623,339$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,075,780$2,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,000$20,558
Chuck GrassleyRIA$23,250$40,150
Kay R. HaganDNC$951,351$0
Tom HarkinDIA$172,901$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$40,350$26,950
John HoevenRND$9,150$14,100
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,550$40,300
Jim InhofeROK$6,600$62,975
Dan InouyeDHI$46,600$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$10,150$24,750
Mike JohannsRNE$1,500$21,246
Ron JohnsonRWI$4,225$153,857
Tim JohnsonDSD$109,308$0
John F. KerryDMA$172,758$0
Mark KirkRIL$89,620$246,400
Amy KlobucharDMN$326,701$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$308,870$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$93,225$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$100,475$0
Mike LeeRUT$10,350$30,470
Carl LevinDMI$153,149$0
Joe LiebermanICT$2,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$5,950$18,050
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,365$0
John McCainRAZ$32,375$168,393
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,557,644$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$64,050$237,583
Bob MenéndezDNJ$181,950$1,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$347,534$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$169,158$0
Jerry MoranRKS$14,250$16,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$25,300$0
Patty MurrayDWA$723,603$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$44,650$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$160,824$0
Rand PaulRKY$4,900$270,940
Rob PortmanROH$5,300$113,598
Mark L. PryorDAR$49,250$500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$53,175$0
Harry ReidDNV$343,001$4,600
Jim RischRID$2,050$180,206
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$13,500$102,899
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$121,350$0
Marco RubioRFL$21,380$965,643
Bernie SandersIVT$282,140$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$212,953$4,400
Jeff SessionsRAL$5,150$55,970
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,303,008$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$50
Olympia J. SnoweRME$23,885$19,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$551,253$0
Jon TesterDMT$422,393$0
John ThuneRSD$15,035$259,743
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$21,763$1,353,192
Mark UdallDCO$433,929$0
Tom UdallDNM$279,938$0
David VitterRLA$9,350$210,401
Mark R. WarnerDVA$260,876$0
Jim WebbDVA$6,350$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$82,240$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$26,683$62,975
Ron WydenDOR$105,470$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$5,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$41,100$23,950
Kelly AyotteRNH$17,500$83,016
John BarrassoRWY$11,000$29,950
Max BaucusDMT$146,235$0
Mark BegichDAK$214,934$1,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$278,578$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,500$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$120,450$0
Roy BluntRMO$19,350$129,316
John BoozmanRAR$13,750$39,845
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,930,837$0
Scott P. BrownRMA$60,956$617,158
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,022,571$0
Richard BurrRNC$8,500$54,900
Maria CantwellDWA$150,402$0
Ben CardinDMD$107,750$0
Tom CarperDDE$33,750$0
Bob CaseyDPA$139,433$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$42,500$352,698
Daniel CoatsRIN$5,400$49,350
Tom CoburnROK$0$100,093
William Thad CochranRMS$6,250$5,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$120,154$63,050
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$10,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$129,485$0
Bob CorkerRTN$23,850$45,180
John CornynRTX$24,615$144,440
Mike CrapoRID$3,000$700
Jim DeMintRSC$950$284,470
Dick DurbinDIL$201,821$0
John EnsignRNV$3,000$0
Mike EnziRWY$6,500$8,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$293,871$1,000
Al FrankenDMN$623,339$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,075,780$2,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,000$20,558
Chuck GrassleyRIA$23,250$40,150
Kay R. HaganDNC$951,351$0
Tom HarkinDIA$172,901$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$40,350$26,950
John HoevenRND$9,150$14,100
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,550$40,300
Jim InhofeROK$6,600$62,975
Dan InouyeDHI$46,600$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$10,150$24,750
Mike JohannsRNE$1,500$21,246
Ron JohnsonRWI$4,225$153,857
Tim JohnsonDSD$109,308$0
John F. KerryDMA$172,758$0
Mark KirkRIL$89,620$246,400
Amy KlobucharDMN$326,701$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$308,870$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$93,225$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$100,475$0
Mike LeeRUT$10,350$30,470
Carl LevinDMI$153,149$0
Joe LiebermanICT$2,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$5,950$18,050
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$122,365$0
John McCainRAZ$32,375$168,393
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,557,644$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$64,050$237,583
Bob MenéndezDNJ$181,950$1,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$347,534$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$169,158$0
Jerry MoranRKS$14,250$16,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$25,300$0
Patty MurrayDWA$723,603$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$44,650$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$160,824$0
Rand PaulRKY$4,900$270,940
Rob PortmanROH$5,300$113,598
Mark L. PryorDAR$49,250$500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$53,175$0
Harry ReidDNV$343,001$4,600
Jim RischRID$2,050$180,206
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$13,500$102,899
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$121,350$0
Marco RubioRFL$21,380$965,643
Bernie SandersIVT$282,140$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$212,953$4,400
Jeff SessionsRAL$5,150$55,970
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,303,008$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$50
Olympia J. SnoweRME$23,885$19,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$551,253$0
Jon TesterDMT$422,393$0
John ThuneRSD$15,035$259,743
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$21,763$1,353,192
Mark UdallDCO$433,929$0
Tom UdallDNM$279,938$0
David VitterRLA$9,350$210,401
Mark R. WarnerDVA$260,876$0
Jim WebbDVA$6,350$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$82,240$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$26,683$62,975
Ron WydenDOR$105,470$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Democratic/Liberal$4,606,444
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,407,112
Teachers unions$1,040,250
Minority/Ethnic Groups$781,768
Education$627,585
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$610,278
Welfare & Social Work$445,775
Communications & hi-tech unions$374,350
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$369,168
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Other unions$148,833
Health professionals$101,775
Human Rights$45,301

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,727,065
Christian Conservative$44,250
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