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Proceeds from University of Tennessee T-Shirt Reach Nearly $1 Million to Fight Bullying

Back in September 2019, when a fourth-grader from Orlando was teased and made fun of for creating his own University of Tennessee t-shirt for a spirit event, the university stepped in and sold his shirt design in the campus shop. Proceeds from the 112,715 t-shirts purchased have reached nearly $1 million—which went to the non-profit STOMP [...]

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Cincinnati Boy’s Bullying Suicide Under Review in 6th Circuit

Third-grader Gabriel Taye was bullied at school on the day he hung himself in January 2017, according to attorneys representing the boy’s family in a case against Cincinnati Public Schools and school officials. Two days prior to the tragedy, the 8-year old Carson Elementary School student was knocked unconscious by one of peers in a school [...]

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12-Year Old Girl Bullied at School Takes Own Life

A seventh grader from Nashville appears to have taken her own life after being repeatedly bullied at school. The 12-year old was physically hit and taunted by a group of students who had a reputation for bullying, which got so bad that the victim’s mother pulled her out of school in late October 2019. Her November [...]

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Ruling Upheld to Block U.S. Air Force from Discharging HIV-Positive Service Members

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld an injunction barring the U.S. Air Force from discharging two HIV-positive airmen. The lawsuit stems from a Defense Department policy that forbids HIV-positive service members from deploying outside the United States without a waiver. In February 2018, the Trump administration elaborated upon the rule, [...]

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Supreme Court to Examine Religious Organization Exemption from Discrimination Lawsuits

In reviewing two separate lawsuits concerning teachers at religion-based schools, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent that religious groups can avoid discrimination lawsuits filed against them by their employees. A legal doctrine known as the “ministerial exception” is intended to protect the freedom of religion by exempting religious institutions from anti-discrimination laws in hiring [...]

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