NJ governor signs tough law to fight bullying
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's governor has signed an
anti-bullying bill that gay rights advocates say is the toughest
law of its kind in the nation.
The issue has gotten more attention since a Rutgers University
student killed himself this fall after his roommate allegedly
captured his liaison with another man on a webcam.
The law requires anti-bullying programs in public schools and
requires college codes of conduct to address bullying. It updates a
law that's been on the books in the state since 2001. Gov. Chris
Christie's office has confirmed that he signed the bill Wednesday.
The gay rights group Garden State Equality and the bill's
sponsor, state Sen. Diane Allen, are praising Christie for signing
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