S. 439 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015

Education. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015

S. 439 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015
  • Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015
Sponsor
Al Franken
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Education
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Government liability
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/10/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/10/2015
2/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2/10/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $75,994 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $488,862 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $859,530 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $1,024,331 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $421,123 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $1,239,433 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $1,368,285 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $889,934 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $1,498,941 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $1,970,632 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $1,765,389 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $3,996,634 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $292,438 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $175,867 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $599,657 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $593,586 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $239,693 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $371,511 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $396,425 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $199,797 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $516,226 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $755,762 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $426,139 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $1,117,182 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $140,861 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $205,990 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $597,827 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $450,918 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $213,240 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $441,765 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $465,057 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $256,909 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $461,054 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $813,663 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $462,443 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $435,244 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $22,945 Against $0

Votes

    53 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015

    53 organizations supported this bill

    Advocates for Youth
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    African American Ministers In Action
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    AIDS United
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    American Association of University Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    American Federation of Teachers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    American Humanist Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    American Psychological Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    American School Counselor Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Anti-Defamation League
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Athlete Ally
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Bully Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Campus Pride
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    CenterLink
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Equality Federation
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Futures Without Violence
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    gaystraight alliance network
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    GO! Athletes
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Healthy Teen Network
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Human Rights Campaign
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Interfaith Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Marriage Equality USA
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Association of School Psychologists
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Association of Secondary School Principals
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Black Justice Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Center for Lesbian Rights
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Center for Transgender Equality
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Coalition for LGBT Health
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Council of Jewish Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Education Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Minority AIDS Council
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Organization for Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    National Women's Law Center
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    PFLAG
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Planned Parenthood
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
    Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (2015, March 4). Student Non-Discrimination Act Faces Hurdles in the House. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
    Secular Coalition for America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Teach For America
    Teach for America (2015, May 14). Teach For America Endorses the Student Non-Discrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from Teach for America.
    The Trevor Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Transgender Law Center
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    True Colors Fund
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Tyler Clementi Foundation
    Tyler Clementi Foundation (2015, September 9). Let's Pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act and Guarantee Federal Protections for LGBT Students. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from Tyler Clementi Foundation.
    Union for Reform Judaism
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Women's Law Project
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.
    Women's Sports Foundation
    Undersigned organizations (2015, April 13). Letter to Congress In Support of the Student NonDiscrimination Act. Retrieved September 9, 2015, from American Psychological Association.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$69,900$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$110,897$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,946,281$0
    John BarrassoRWY$8,750$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,016,722$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$164,798$0
    Roy BluntRMO$144,330$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$403,529$0
    John BoozmanRAR$12,095$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$13,275$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,337,019$0
    Richard BurrRNC$34,650$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$213,576$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$76,700$0
    Ben CardinDMD$165,325$0
    Tom CarperDDE$46,900$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$223,225$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$45,399$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$26,600$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$94,562$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$132,555$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$95,816$0
    John CornynRTX$34,500$0
    Tom CottonRAR$71,163$0
    Mike CrapoRID$26,175$0
    Ted CruzRTX$61,060$0
    Steve DainesRMT$14,475$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$126,627$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$201,711$0
    Mike EnziRWY$12,150$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$17,300$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$326,193$0
    Deb FischerRNE$30,450$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$25,950$0
    Al FrankenDMN$465,663$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$34,883$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,085,025$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,990$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$24,410$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$49,050$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$294,037$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$330,971$0
    Dean HellerRNV$18,200$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$625,399$0
    John HoevenRND$10,743$0
    Jim InhofeROK$22,700$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$48,725$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$40,279$0
    Tim KaineDVA$1,071,300$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$66,382$0
    Mark KirkRIL$62,171$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$393,729$0
    James LankfordROK$60,836$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$148,120$0
    Mike LeeRUT$14,958$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$63,025$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$448,773$0
    John McCainRAZ$73,118$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,696,466$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$87,000$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$177,149$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$234,874$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,600$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$25,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$29,388$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$504,158$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$877,519$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$239,903$0
    Rand PaulRKY$24,293$0
    David PerdueRGA$47,750$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$767,387$0
    Rob PortmanROH$58,800$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$56,675$0
    Harry ReidDNV$26,228$0
    Jim RischRID$8,350$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$19,514$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$55,500$0
    Marco RubioRFL$63,474$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$413,006$0
    Ben SasseRNE$34,803$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$231,054$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$300,556$0
    Tim ScottRSC$74,327$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,120,221$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$596,079$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$27,195$0
    Jon TesterDMT$533,876$0
    John ThuneRSD$41,703$0
    Thom TillisRNC$52,305$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$129,978$0
    Tom UdallDNM$227,848$0
    David VitterRLA$11,000$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$167,778$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$4,056,891$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$113,360$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$6,350$0
    Ron WydenDOR$276,584$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$69,900$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$110,897$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,946,281$0
    John BarrassoRWY$8,750$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,016,722$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$164,798$0
    Roy BluntRMO$144,330$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$403,529$0
    John BoozmanRAR$12,095$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$13,275$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,337,019$0
    Richard BurrRNC$34,650$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$213,576$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$76,700$0
    Ben CardinDMD$165,325$0
    Tom CarperDDE$46,900$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$223,225$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$45,399$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$26,600$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$94,562$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$132,555$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$95,816$0
    John CornynRTX$34,500$0
    Tom CottonRAR$71,163$0
    Mike CrapoRID$26,175$0
    Ted CruzRTX$61,060$0
    Steve DainesRMT$14,475$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$126,627$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$201,711$0
    Mike EnziRWY$12,150$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$17,300$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$326,193$0
    Deb FischerRNE$30,450$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$25,950$0
    Al FrankenDMN$465,663$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$34,883$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,085,025$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,990$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$24,410$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$49,050$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$294,037$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$330,971$0
    Dean HellerRNV$18,200$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$625,399$0
    John HoevenRND$10,743$0
    Jim InhofeROK$22,700$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$48,725$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$40,279$0
    Tim KaineDVA$1,071,300$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$66,382$0
    Mark KirkRIL$62,171$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$393,729$0
    James LankfordROK$60,836$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$148,120$0
    Mike LeeRUT$14,958$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$63,025$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$448,773$0
    John McCainRAZ$73,118$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,696,466$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$87,000$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$177,149$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$234,874$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$6,600$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$25,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$29,388$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$504,158$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$877,519$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$239,903$0
    Rand PaulRKY$24,293$0
    David PerdueRGA$47,750$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$767,387$0
    Rob PortmanROH$58,800$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$56,675$0
    Harry ReidDNV$26,228$0
    Jim RischRID$8,350$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$19,514$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$55,500$0
    Marco RubioRFL$63,474$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$413,006$0
    Ben SasseRNE$34,803$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$231,054$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$300,556$0
    Tim ScottRSC$74,327$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,120,221$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$596,079$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$27,195$0
    Jon TesterDMT$533,876$0
    John ThuneRSD$41,703$0
    Thom TillisRNC$52,305$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$129,978$0
    Tom UdallDNM$227,848$0
    David VitterRLA$11,000$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$167,778$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$4,056,891$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$113,360$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$6,350$0
    Ron WydenDOR$276,584$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
    Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,050,855
    Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,437,356
    Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
    Public school teachers, administrators & officials$961,055
    Teachers unions$910,780
    Education$842,191
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
    Children's rights$563,701
    Health & welfare policy$547,752
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
    Human Rights$45,000
    AIDS treatment & testing$7,300

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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