Mississippi schoolchildren to regain full religious liberty

Bill: SB2633 (PDF); HB1112 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Formby and Sen. McDaniel, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Phil Bryant, SB2633 (“Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act”) states that each school district shall treat a student’s voluntary expression of a religious perspective on an otherwise permissible subject in the same manner that the district treats a student’s voluntary expression of a secular or other perspective on an otherwise permissible subject. A school district may not discriminate against a student based on a religious perspective expressed by the student on an otherwise permissible subject. Bill modeled after the 2007 Texas Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act.

Also: “Law: Mississippi tells public schools to develop policies allowing prayers”

“Gov. Bryant signs religious freedom bill, Mississippi students encouraged about their rights”

“Religious liberties bill OK’d in House”

“Mississippi bills would ensure the right to express faith at school events”

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