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Boo! Michigan Passes Bill Which ALLOWS Bullying!!!

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michigan passes bullying bill

What a MAJOR step in the wrong direction! We are disgusted!

We've just learned the awful news that Michigan Senate Republicans have passed a bullying bill (with zero democratic votes), which basically allows bullying, as long as bullies can provide a "religious or moral reason for their actions." Deplorable!

Here's what democractic Senator Glenn Anderson had to say about this horrible bill:

"To the families of the ten reported suicides that were directly linked to bullying and the countless others that have gone unreported, this bill adds insult to injury. I have been working for years to pass legislation to provide a safe school environment for all of our students. This bill goes in the exact opposite direction and in fact provides a license to bully."

Ironically, this bill is called Matt's Safe School Law, and it's named after Michigan teen Matt Epling who committed suicide due to anti-gay bullying.

Here's what Matt's father Kevin Epling had to say about the bill:

"This is just unconscionable. This is government-​sanctioned bigotry."

We wholeheartedly agree, and we're so sorry that Matt's name has to be associated with this sickening bill.

Please do the right thing and get rid of this bill, Michigan! Like RIGHT NOW!

Just terrible.

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34 comments to “Boo! Michigan Passes Bill Which ALLOWS Bullying!!!”



  1. 1

    Well you know what you tell people about the paps. ""Don't Go There"
    Funny how FatHead doesn't tell any details about this bill.



  2. 2

    SATAN wins again……



  3. 3

    Hahaha. If nothing else, this makes me joyful for the sole fact that it bothers Mario.

  4. KAB38 says – reply to this


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    Being from Michigan the schools do not allow bullying what so ever.. If the kids are being picked on. starts a fight etc.. they are sent to the office and the parents get a phone call if they do it again they are kickout of school.



  5. 5

    Once again, perez and his liberal media. People, do yourselves a favor and don't believe anything you read on here. Maybe I'd take this more seriously if there was actually legitimate factual information about this bill posted. But it's Perez Hilton so there's not and it's pathetic if this is some people's only source of news.



  6. 6

    You know you have not read this bill, from your comments I KNOW you have not read this bill. You are either intentionally lieing, or just too stupid and lazy to do some REAL research.



  7. 7

    "A POLICY ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (1) SHALL INCLUDE
    8 AT LEAST ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: (C) A PROVISION INDICATING THAT ALL PUPILS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE POLICY AND THAT BULLYING IS EQUALLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS SUBJECT MATTER OR MOTIVATING ANIMUS." Yeah so you're wrong perez.



  8. 8

    HOW IRONIC OF U,PEREZ,YESTERDAY YOU WERE BULLING STACEY.



  9. 9

    This will be overturned



  10. 10

    In the next couple months when kids start killing themselves Michigan politicians better not start bitching. They only have themselves to bale since they are the ones that are allowing it to happen.



  11. 11

    You were JUST bullying someone yesterday on your blog, Mario. The disgusting thing about you is that you only care when gay kids get bullied. You've even created a new subclass of bullying (anti-gay bullying) that does not actually exist.

    Bullying is bullying. Period. There's no such thing as "anti-gay bullying." Yes, gay kids get bullied, but so do A LOT of people.

  12. buck says – reply to this


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    Hitlon is turning into a big faag

  13. buck says – reply to this


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    repubilcan want bullying, republicans want old people to die, republicans want kids to starve, republicans don't care about blacks…..when you really think about how liberals try to frame up conservatives you begin to understand how ridiculously idiotic liberals really are.



  14. 14

    Stop misreporting the facts, Perez. Read the bill first, idiot.



  15. 15

    Typical Liberal fashion, take something and turn it around to say what YOU want it to say. Repulbican, Democrat I think we ALL support NO ONE (gay, straight, fat, thin, ugly, pretty) getting bullied!



  16. 16

    Makes me sad to see all of the hate right here on this very website. If you don't like what Perez says, then you can easily not read any of it and go to a different website. This is an actual bill that has been unfortunately passed here in Michigan, and I sure hope that somehow we can manage to get rid of this awful bill. It doesn't matter what Religion you are it is not our job to judge and especially not our job to be violent to anyone for any reason. It is simply a personal choice and lifestyle choice and people should not be harassed ever for that; especially to the point where they would take their own life or be physically abused because of it.



  17. 17

    I need a Dramamine with all the spin Perez put on this story! It's amazing by some of the posts that people are dumb enough to believe, because Perez is so factual! LOL! Read the bill Perez and report it correctly. But really how dumb are people that believe the crap the libs throw out there,
    Republicans don't want clean air and water,
    Republicans want to hang Blacks from trees,
    Republicans want old people to die,
    Republicans want people to get raped,
    Republicans don't want to fund schools,
    And on, and on, and on!
    I don't get why people are so lazy that they just believe and don't find out for themselves?
    They are like sheep just being herded and directed in the direction the liberals tell them to go, without thinking or learning for themselves!
    Like the new lie Obama is telling,
    Republicans won't pass my Jobs Bill, when in all TRUTH it's being held up in the Democrat majority Senate by Harry Reed because they know the bills sucks and they won't get their Democrat butts re-elected if the go anywhere near Obamas bad ideas!



  18. 18

    It is Michigan House Bill 4580. Go to a legit Michigan government website and READ the actual bill. Only then can you comment competently! If you read all the rhetoric from the libs, then you'll never know the TRUTH!

  19. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: smithygirl – its pretty sad how the left is made up of nothing but a tiny elite group who can persuade about 40% of the population into actually believe that kind of shit.



  20. 20

    (8) This section does not abridge the rights under the First Amendment of the constitution of the United States or under article I of the state constitution of 1963 of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil, or a pupil's parent or guardian. This section does not prohibit a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil, or a pupil's parent or guardian.

    Sounds like legalized bullying to me…

  21. @v@ says – reply to this


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    I think the wording of this bill and what it means needs to be further clarified.
    On another matter, I hope those dog kidnappers/murderers get the book thrown at them.
    (on Teddy Hilton)



  22. 22

    and do you know what? we can not complaint. we are all responsible for all the bullying for religious reasons because we give support for this non-sense violent cult that is religion. religion brings nothing good to the world, but hatred, discrimination and injustice. if you support any kind of religion, you support bullying!



  23. 23

    Let the gay bashing begin!



  24. 24

    Smithygirl and buck…..re: republicans….actions speak louder than words



  25. 25

    So as long as they're doing it for religious reasons, they can just go and call people names and pick on them and even beat them up.
    People wonder why I have no desire to ever live in the USA, it's so ass backwards in some of it's policies.



  26. 26

    This is sad, and its not even about gays, people can be bullied for being different religions and what not now.



  27. 27

    Re: Alexima – I'm with you. I'll never stop being shocked by how many right-wing, religious freaks read this blog just so they can post asshole comments.



  28. 28

    Re: smithygirl – FYI - I think you should take your own advice on competence and do a little more research yourself before you provide others with your own inaccurate information… The name of this bill is not Michigan House Bill 4580, it is Bill 137-S4. As for Perez's "spin" on this story, I agree that he definitely put a drastic spin on "Michigan House Bill 4580" seeing as that bill is in regards to (and I quote) the "UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE ACT OR PRACTICE IN THE BUSINESS OF INSURANCE"
    As for Bill 137-S4, which is what is being referenced in this post, unfortunately for you, there is no way to spin this story when it is clearly self-explainatory.



  29. 29

    Re: buck – "repubilcan want bullying, republicans want old people to die, republicans want kids to starve, republicans don't care about blacks…..when you really think about how liberals try to frame up conservatives you begin to understand how ridiculously idiotic liberals really are. "

    I'm taking it you are in fact a Republican???? And that your post was saturated in sarcasm?"" While I will admit that I don't exactly share your point of view, I am not one to place judgment or belittle someone elses beliefs just because of my own… But it is more than apparent that your stand point on this bullying issue is extremely reflective of the aforementioned "sarcastic post" seeing as it was directly following a previous post by you stating "Hitlon is turning into a big faag".

    I can clearly see why you would have such a problem with this story being posted, seeing as you could potentionally be one of the people/bully's to benefit from the passing of this bill. Unfortunately, it's Republican's with your kind of mentality, that give the GOP a bad rep.



  30. 30

    omg i am so happy to be Canadian. Make fun of us or whatever at least we dont have these stupid fucking law and i feel safe being gay in Canada



  31. 31

    I love all the fucken idiots on this posts who say perez is putting a spin on it and you should go check out the bill for yourself. They obviously haven't checked the bill for themselves either because the bill does say that.

  32. 7tizz says – reply to this


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    As with most wacky republican ideals - there's 'some' sort of sense to some of their agendas - but this one baffles me. One can argue 'who's looking out for the bully? Does he/she deserve to be penalized and possibly get kicked out of school - they're just kids, right?' Then I saw that 'teacher' was included in the mix. So what you're telling me is that a teacher can ridicule my son/daughter under the guise that it's ok because of what their religion has deemed wrong? Wait…what!?! I swear - more laws get passed with resect to some religions that make me wonder what our forefathers said about the seperation between church and state…and it's 2011? Can someone tell me what the republicans feel that's good about such a ridicioulous law? I seriously feel we're missing something here - one cannot possibly be so cruel to allow bullying in any form…especially when children are affected. And what odasity to name the law after a bullied child who killed himself - that's like a slap in the face…no, a knife to the back to anyone that's ever been a victim of such intollerance.

  33. 7tizz says – reply to this


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    Oh, and I love that Mario is so anti-bully, but meanwhile - he is one of the biggest one's out there. I know he likes to claim he's not and that he's just 'sassy', but I call a spade a spade and there are too many posts created by him (or his staff) that prove that he's nothing more than a bully. I'm sure Lindsay Lohan is loving that 4 posts a day that center on her and every choice she makes.



  34. 34

    this section does not prohibit a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, volunteer, pupil, or parent.
    This is the wording from the