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The regulation was drafted by representatives of the Republican Party, who’ve a two-thirds majority in each homes of the Louisiana legislature. The textual content of the regulation emphasizes the historic part of the Ten Commandments: It is a vital doc for the founding of the USA and the creation of the state, it says. The posters will likely be accompanied by the addition that the Ten Commandments “have been an important part of public education in America for nearly three centuries.” The posters are to be financed by donations. No state funds will likely be used for this.

Opponents of the brand new regulation, nevertheless, converse of “religious coercion of students.” The structure ensures everybody the suitable to resolve for themselves what non secular beliefs they’ve and follow. There is non secular and ideological range at instructional establishments in Louisiana, the place everybody ought to really feel secure and welcome. “We will not allow the Louisiana legislature to undermine these rights to religious freedom,” says an announcement printed collectively by a number of teams. Legal motion will likely be taken in opposition to this.

Louisiana is the primary and to this point solely state with such a regulation. Similar concepts have been thought of in Texas, Oklahoma and Utah. However, they haven’t but been carried out there, partly due to fears of lawsuits.