Anti-bullying law killed by Arizona House of Representatives

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A group of state lawmakers say they're more determined than ever to pass an anti-bullying bill that was killed this legislative session.

Senate Bill 1462 is aimed at preventing psychological and physical abuse at the hands of classmates.

After passing through the Senate the bill died in the House of Representatives when the leaders refused to bring it to a vote.

"Cathi Herrod, an unelected lobbyist, killed a bill that would protect all Arizona kids purely because of her intolerance of gay kids," shared Minority Leader and State Sen. David Schapira.

"My support for this bill is not driven by any kind of gay conspiracy. It is driven by concern for our children. There is no secret agenda here," explained Nicole Stanton who is Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton's wife.

Statistics show one out of every four teens are bullied.

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