JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Students across the state will be able to express their religious freedoms right while in school thanks to a bill that was signed into law today.
Thursday afternoon Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2633, which is the Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act of 2013.
The bill protect students from being discriminated against in public school for expressing their religious viewpoints or engaging in religious activities, such as prayer. The bill was fathered by Jones County Senate Chris McDaniel. He says the bill provides much needed guidance on such a sensitive issue.
"It will provide for a volunteer student expression for regions viewpoints in public schools. It will provide that public school districts allow students the freedom to organize religious groups and activity. Provide that public school districts shall allow religious expression of class assignment." Said Gov. Bryant.