Student religious freedom bill sent to Holcomb’s desk

The Indiana house is sending a bill to Governor Eric Holcomb that identifies students’ religious freedoms.

The bill originally contained a contentious plan requiring “limited public forums” for prayer at school events, but a senate panel stripped that section.

Now, the bill says public and charter schools cannot discriminate against students or parents on the basis of religion.

It also encourages high schools to offer a world religion course, and guarantees students the right to wear religious clothing or jewelry.

Opponents worry that schools will face more lawsuits from groups who want more religion in school.

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