Valerie Jarret and U.S Attorney General Eric Holder have vowed to abolish anti-gay bullying across schools in the United States. Hate crimes in the U.S and across the world have been on the rise and continue to haunt children everyday.
During the White House LGBT Conference on Safe Schools and Communities, Jarrett and Holder said “We are actively working on initiatives to solve issues affecting gay teens and adults”.
“Schools have not just a moral responsibility, but a legal responsibility to protect our young people from harassment… Every day we’re striving to do our part to make progress and I believe that day by day, step by step, we will change not just our laws and our policies, but our behavior, our attitudes, our tone, so that every young person is able to strive at school without worrying about people bullied.”
Holder’s speech referenced a recent gay bashing where five men beat two men with baseball bats for appearing to be gay.
“When incidents like this occur, we want to hear about it,” he said. “We will do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served.”