Lawmaker fights for religious holidays

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Posted: Dec 12, 2013 11:12 PM by AE Stevenson
Updated: Dec 13, 2013 5:47 AM

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Topics: Seabaugh, Holidays, Louisiana legislature, proposal

BATON ROUGE - When the legislature convenes in the spring, lawmakers will likely discuss a proposal to allow Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations in public schools.

State Representative Alan Seabaugh, a republican from north Louisiana plans to push a law allowing for holiday festivities dealing with those religious events.

Seabaugh says his proposal won't actually change laws that already exist.

It's a plan that's being moved through other states, too. Texas passed legislation this year for students and staff to celebrate religious holidays. Oklahoma is planning on introducing similar legislation soon.

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