Texas ‘Merry Christmas’ law protects religious freedom in schools…

Texas ‘Merry Christmas’ law protects religious freedom in schools

Bill: HB308 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Dwayne Bohac, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Rick Perry, HB308 (The ‘Merry Christmas Law’) codifies that a school district may educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including: (1)”Merry Christmas”; (2) “Happy Hanukkah”; and (3) “happy holidays.” The law also provides that a school district may display on school property scenes or symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations, including a menorah or a Christmas image such as a nativity scene or Christmas tree.

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