‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy Hanukkah’ are now protected speech in Texas schools. And, major retail chains are also turning away from ‘Happy Holidays’ in favor of ‘Merry Christmas.’ How did this shift happen?
The bill, signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry, allows religious scenes and symbols, like a nativity or Christmas tree, to be displayed on school property. It also allows schools to teach about religious holidays, including their history, and include religious references and music in school performances.
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