S. 2283, An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools ("The Anti-Bullying Bill") will soon be coming before the Massachusetts Senate for a vote. MassEquality supports this bill and urges the Legislature to act quickly on its passage.
"We believe this bill's requirements go a long way toward creating a school climate that ensures the safety of all students," said Executive Director Scott D. Gortikov.
On February 18, Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a motion for summary judgment in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al, a federal lawsuit that seeks to have Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) declared unconstitutional.
If the attorney general's motion is granted a federal judge will decide the case instead of a jury, precluding a lengthy trial.
Section 3 of DOMA defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for the purposes of federal law and regulation.