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ACLU Welcomes Veto Of School-Related Bill

ACLU Welcomes Veto Of School-Related Bill

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The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is applauding Governor McAuliffe’s veto of school-related legislation that was approved by the General Assembly. McAuliffe (pictured) refused to accept a bill requiring schools to allow student prayer at official events such as graduation ceremonies and sporting events where students are a captive audience. The Executive Director of the ACLU says the measure was unnecessary. The legislation was authored by State Senator Charles Carrico (R-Grayson County). Its supporters in the General Assembly have the option of trying to override McAuliffe’s veto.

 

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