Should students and teachers be allowed to say "Merry Christmas"?
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:14:07 GMT —
Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign a bill into law Thursday that some say has waged a war on saying the word "Merry Christmas".
House Bill 308 was put forth by Houston State Representative Dwayne Bohac, a Republican.
If signed by the governor Thursday, it would allow students and teacher alike to wish each other a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc. and display signs as well.
Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or nativity scene, also are protected, so long as more than one religion and a secular symbol are also reflected.
Rep. Dwayne Bohac told the Associated Press HB 305 would it will provide schools cover from "ridiculous" lawsuits.
Bohac's bill sailed through both chambers to reach Perry's desk.
Supports of the bill even went as far as setting up a website.
When it passed the House last month, several Santa Claus impersonators rang sleigh bells in the public gallery.