DeWine signs bill expanding religious freedom in schools
June 19, 2020
A bill expanding religious freedom in Ohio public schools and allowing students to engage in religious expression in their school assignments was signed into law Friday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine.
The House bill introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Ginter in March 2019 became law after being passed in the GOP-controlled chamber last week in a near-unanimous vote.
"This will ensure students' rights at a public school to engage in religious expression in the same way students can participate in secular activities," Ginter said in a release.
The Student Religious Liberties Act would remove...