Merry Christmas bill

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H.B. No. 308, also known as the 'Merry Christmas bill' is a Texas bill that was signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry on June 14, 2013.[1] According to Fox News the bill provides legal protection for school systems that display religious symbols such as nativity scenes and Christmas trees.

Criticism[edit]

Victor Cornell of the American Civil Liberties Union has criticized the bill, asserting that the Supreme Court has prohibited religious practice being endorsed by schools unless it has a “secular instructional purpose,”[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Knowles, David (June 14, 2013). "Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs ‘Merry Christmas bill’ into law". NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  2. ^ Cesar, Maria Luisa (May 14, 2013). "'Merry Christmas Bill' advances in Texas Senate". The San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 

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