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Thomas K. Duane's Blog

Celebrating the Enactment of the Dignity for All Students Act

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On September 8, Governor Paterson signed into law my bill, the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), to protect the entire school family in every public school across the state.  The legislation also specifically protects all students, including those of transgendered experience, from being bulled in schools.  DASA was one of the first bills I introduced in the State Senate and I am thrilled that for the first time protections for New York's transgendered community are enshrined in State law.  Please see The Villager coverage of the bill signing here.