Nebraska Governor Signs Teachers’ Religious Garb Bill Into law

Nebraska Governor Signs Teachers’ Religious Garb Bill Into law

Written by Don Byrd Nebraska public school teachers can now wear habits, hijabs, and other religious clothing in their classrooms. Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 62 into law, a bill repealing a 98-year-old provision prohibiting teachers from wearing religious...
More State Legislation Addresses Religious Liberty Themes

More State Legislation Addresses Religious Liberty Themes

Written by Don Byrd State legislatures around the country continue to introduce legislation aimed at religious liberty themes. Here is a rundown of recent developments that caught my eye. In Georgia, where RFRA-like bills have failed in recent years, lawmakers sound...
Troubling Statements During Election Season

Troubling Statements During Election Season

Written by Don ByrdEvery election season, I have to shake my head at statements coming from candidates on hot-button church-state issues. I suppose they believe it is a way to appeal to a sharply divided electorate. Some over-eager proponents of the Establishment...