Evaluating Litigation as a Strategy for Addressing Homophobic Bullying Among Youth

JAMA Pediatrics

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What The Study Did: The results of this study suggest that litigation addressing alleged violations of the rights of students who are or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender under laws prohibiting harassment or discrimination may reduce rates of homophobic bullying.

Authors: Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3660)

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