The Arizona house and senate are considering companion bills that would
require school officials protect LGBT students from bullying.
Equality Arizona and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network are lobbying for passage of the bills.
"We are grateful that Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and Rep. Katie Hobbs, along with many of their colleagues in the legislature, are committed to giving every child in Arizona a fair chance to succeed in school," Equality Arizona board chair Tom Mann said in a press release.
There are currently nine states that offer specific bullying protections to school-age LGBT children.