Bill affirming students' rights to express religious viewpoints - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Bill affirming students' rights to express religious viewpoints headed to desk of Kentucky governor

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill dubbed by supporters as the "Freedom of Religious Expression" bill is headed to the Kentucky Governor's desk.

The House overwhelmingly passed the bill Monday. Senate Bill 17 allows students to voluntarily express religious or political viewpoints in school assignments or activities.

But the Human Rights Campaign wants Governor Matt Bevin to veto the bill, saying it would allow student groups to discriminate against LGBTQ students.

The bill has been signed by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House. The last step is for the Governor to sign or veto it.

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