Openly gay New York State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell (D-NYC) has been named to the Standing Committee On Education. O’Donnell was the prime sponsor of the Dignity For All Students Act, the anti-bullying and discrimination in public schools legislation which passed in the Assembly last week. O’Donnell: “I believe this advocacy to be the most important aspect of this appointment.”
The Dignity For All Students Act remains unapproved by the state Senate, but with the recent special election of a Democrat, the Senate is now within one vote of Democratic control. Congrats and our gratitude to O’Donnell for continuing the good fight.