Video of “Merry Christmas” Bill Signing
Yesterday HB 308, the “Merry Christmas” Bill, was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry at a special ceremony at the Texas Capitol. Designed to counter the growing War on Christmas, the bill makes clear that public school students and staff can legally teach and discuss Christmas. Christmas has been recognized as a federal holiday by the United States since the 1870s. Texas school districts have seen long and costly court cases over Christmas expressions in Plano and Katy, and Fort Worth was recently involved in a controversy over Santa Claus at a public school. Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases have made it clear that such expressions and displays are permissible.
Watch the full video of the bill signing:
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