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AG Madigan: Data collection on violence against LGBTQ youth critical for their safety and welfare

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 @ 3:43 pm.

Lisa Madigan, favoring special interests instead of us common peons, has done it again.

Here's her latest press release.


Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined with nine other attorneys general in submitting a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opposing a proposal that would end data collection related to violence against LGBTQ youth.

The letter from Madigan and the other attorneys general is in response to DOJ’s announcement that it plans to revise the National Crime Victimization Survey to eliminate the information collection about sexual orientation and gender identity from youth under age 18. The confidential and voluntary survey is an important source of national data on violence against LGBTQ youth and a critical tool to learn whether crimes are being reported and how the criminal justice system is responding to young LGBTQ victims.

The Justice Department, along with the U.S. Department of Education, published a report in March finding that LGBTQ youth were almost twice as likely to be bullied and threatened or injured by a weapon at school, almost twice as likely to be in a physical fight, and more likely to be offered, sold, or given illegal drugs at school.

“LGBTQ youth have historically faced much higher rates of harassment and violence,” Madigan said. “These students deserve to have their voices heard and know that we are doing all we can to protect them from hatred and violence.”

Joining Madigan in filing today’s lawsuit were the attorneys general of California, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia and Washington.


Ed. note: Estimates of people who actually are among the alphabet collection of LGBTQXYZ acronyms have been over-exaggerated since O was in office; you can read the current numbers at any Gallup poll site, as there simply aren't that many people claiming such preference, and among those who are, they simply don't make a big issue of it...especially in school. So this step taken by Madigan is superfluous and largely amounts to busywork. If kids are harassed in school, and it rises to violence, that violence is a crime, and ANY crime should be prosecuted, regardless of any "thought" behind it. We have bigger problems in Illinois...like the failing school system that ALLOWS such bullying, harassment and violence to continue, regardless of thoughts behind it. Lisa should try to focus on those in her last few months in office instead of this fringe material. If you agree, share this post on your social networking pages, since we can't ask for such a thing on our Facebook page; we might get shut down simply for asking.

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