Dharun Ravi sentenced in Rutgers case

Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, among other charges, against roommate Tyler Clementi earlier this spring, was today sentenced to 30 days in jail by a New Jersey judge. Read more here.

In Washington, D.C., the Task Force and others are advocating for the passage of legislation to combat anti-LGBT bullying. These bills include the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act.

Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey says of the bullying problem:

The epidemic of bullying in our nation’s educational institutions is a tragedy and an outrage. No student should fear getting beaten up, harassed and tormented while simply trying to get an education. We have a responsibility to ensure all young people are protected from this pervasive bullying, discrimination and abuse. Parents, educators, policymakers — all of us — need to stand against this unacceptable behavior.