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Minnesota Senator Al Franken is fighting to pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination against any public school student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. He says, "This critical legislation would forbid schools from discriminating against or ignoring the harassment of students based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
In 2007, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) established voluntary guidelines that cap payments to egg donors at $5,000 generally and $10,000 with justification. However, a recent study by Aaron D. Levine, a bioethicist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, found that many fertility recruiters are offering far more than this to young women who meet certain specifications in terms of age, appearance and talent. For example, advertisements at Brown University were as high as $50,000 with similar ads at Yale and Harvard offering $35,000.