By Julie Bolcer

Originally published on March 08 2010 12:00 PM ET

The Washington State senate last week passed an antibullying bill, including protections for LGBT students in public schools, which will be signed into law.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, β€œThe Senate vote was 48–0 and the bill had previously passed the House 97–0. Governor Christine Gregoire has pledged to sign the bill into law.”

The law will require, among other things, each school district to create a structure to manage harassment and bullying complaints, and to publish online its policies and procedures for dealing with complaints.