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Missouri lawmaker calls for open holiday celebrations

Friday, April 6, 2012 | 9:59 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri lawmaker said anyone in the state should be allowed to celebrate any federal holiday in any public place.

Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, is sponsoring a measure that would forbid state and local governments from restricting the mention, celebration or discussion of any federal holiday in public places. Those places include public buildings, parks and public schools.

The legislation makes one exception: Rules and laws covering the use of fireworks could still be enforced.

The measure has been approved by the House and has been introduced in the Senate.

Some federal holidays, such as Christmas, are based on religious traditions, but Brattin said people should have a right to celebrate them openly. Easter is not a federal holiday.

 


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