SOMERSET - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) announced today that he signed the "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights" into law last night. Under the new law, all school employees who fail to report incidents of bullying on and off school property can be disciplined.
The bill gained momentum following the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Clementi committed suicide after his roommate allegedly streamed a romantic encounter Clementi had with another man over the Internet.
News 12 New Jersey spoke to some people who attended the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Youth Conference about the new law. Nancy Kowalski, of Wall, says that her son was bullied in high school for being gay and that she thinks the law will help others in the same position.