Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Prayer Bill - - ABC13

Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Prayer Bill


Richmond, VA - Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill Friday that would give students the legal right to pray in schools.

Senate Bill 236 that passed in the General Assembly would have made it legal for students in public schools to organize prayer groups on school grounds and wear religious clothing.

It would also have allowed kids to get together for religious gatherings before, during, or after school.

In his veto statement, McAuliffe says a bill like this isn't needed saying "it actually infringes on student's right to be free from coercive prayer and religious messaging at both voluntary and required school events."

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