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Stephen Colbert On Michigan's Anti-Bullying Law Controversy (VIDEO)


Posted: 11/11/11 01:29 PM ET

The implementation of a controversial new Michigan law designed to clamp down on teen bullying ignited an emotional wave of criticism, particularly among Democrats.

Joining those who've critiqued the new law is Stephen Colbert, who, like others, drew attention to the inclusion of language that allows harassment by both teachers and students as long as they can claim their actions are rooted in "a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction."

On Wednesday night, Colbert took on Michigan U.S. Senate candidate Gary Glenn's claim that Matt's Safe School Law -- named in honor of Matt Epling, a teen who committed suicide after being the victim of anti-gay bullying -- had to include the "religious motivations" loophole to prevent it from becoming "a Trojan horse for the homosexual agenda."

Watch Colbert's "The Word" report below:

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