APA Endorses Student Non-Discrimination Act in 113th Congress

Sen. Franken, D-Minn., and Reps. Polis, D-Colo., and Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.

The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) would provide protection against harassment and discrimination for students in federally funded schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. This important legislation would make critical progress towards protecting the psychological and physical health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and ensuring safe and equal educational opportunities for all students. SNDA would:

  • Establish a comprehensive federal prohibition of discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Provide protections for LGBT students and ensure that all students have access to public education in a safe environment free from discrimination, including harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence.

  • Provide meaningful and effective remedies (loss of federal funding and legal cause of action for victims) for discrimination in public schools based on actual or perceived sexual.

Organizational Supporters

  • Advocates for Youth

  • African American Ministers in Action

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)

  • American Civil Liberties Union

  • American Counseling Association

  • American Federation of Teachers

  • American Humanist Association

  • American Psychological Association

  • American School Counselor Association

  • Amnesty International USA

  • Asian American Justice Center, member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice

  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO/Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement

  • Association of Flight Attendants — CWA

  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

  • Center for American Progress Action Fund

  • CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

  • Child Welfare League of America

  • Communications Workers of America (CWA)

  • Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

  • Education Law Center

  • Family Equality Council

  • Feminist Majority

  • Friends Committee on National Legislation

  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

  • Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network)

  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

  • GetEQUAL

  • GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

  • Healthy Teen Network

  • Human Rights Campaign

  • Immigration Equality Action Fund

  • Interfaith Alliance

  • Iowa Pride Network

  • Lambda Legal

  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • League of United Latin American Citizens

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America

  • LGBT Humanist Council

  • Log Cabin Republicans

  • Maryland Multicultural Coalition/State Chapter of NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education)

  • Minnesota AIDS Project

  • NAACP

  • National Association for Multicultural Education

  • National Association of School Psychologists

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals

  • National Black Justice Coalition

  • National Center for Lesbian Rights

  • National Center for Transgender Equality

  • National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education

  • National Council of Jewish Women

  • National Council of La Raza

  • National Council of Women's Organizations

  • National Crittenton Foundation

  • National Education Association

  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund

  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

  • National Minority AIDS Council

  • National Network for Youth

  • National Women's Law Center

  • People For the American Way

  • PFLAG National

  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

  • SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

  • School Social Work Association of America

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

  • Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)

  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

  • Southern Poverty Law Center

  • The Emily Program

  • The Trevor Project

  • Transgender Law Center

  • Unid@s

  • Union for Reform Judaism

  • Unitarian Universalist Association

  • United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries

  • United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

  • Wider Opportunities for Women

  • Women's Law Project

  • Youth Activism Project

  • YP4 Action