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Lawmaker fights for religious holidays

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago December 13, 2013 Dec 13, 2013 Friday, December 13 2013 December 13, 2013 4:47 AM in News
By: AE Stevenson

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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