Texas lawmakers: It's OK to say 'Merry Christmas' in schools now

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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State lawmakers want to remind you that a bill passed last year makes it OK to stay Merry Christmas in schools

AUSTIN, TX (KTRK) -- Texas lawmakers are reminding people it's OK to say Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah in school now.

Last year, the Merry Christmas bill was signed into law. It allows people to celebrate religious holidays on campus.

"That allows parents, teachers, students and school administrators to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools without fear of censorship, litigation or persecution," said Representative Dwayne Bohac, who co-authored the bill with State Rep Richard Raymond.

Religious scenes and symbols can now also be displayed on school property.

Video from KVUE-TV in Austin.