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.


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]


  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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