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NJ's GOP Governor signed 'toughest anti-bullying law in the country'

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New Jersey's Governor needed some good press. He's been getting hammered for heading to Disney World on the day the massive blizzard was hitting his state. On Wednesday, without any fanfare, he signed the nation's toughest anti-bullying law:

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that, advocates say, gives New Jersey the toughest anti-bullying law in the country.

The news reached Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein during a Somerset conference on reducing the risk of suicide for gay and lesbian teens.

"This is no overstatement. Today is one of the most important civil-rights days in New Jersey history," said Goldstein. "Gov. Christie signed a law that is so different and so much better than anti-bullying laws that exist elsewhere across the country, that it’s stunning."
Christie could have used this moment to send a powerful message about bullying. He didn't. But, it's good that he signed it.

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