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Louisiana Governor Signs Ten Commandments Bill

June 19, 2024

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For Immediate Release: 6.19.24
Contact: Peyton Drew,
Direct: 972-941-4454

Louisiana Governor Signs Ten Commandments Bill

Bill recognizes historic role of Ten Commandments in development of state law.

Baton Rouge, LA— Today, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry signed HB 71, which requires the posting of the Ten Commandments in schools and colleges that receive public funding.

You can read a copy of the bill here.

“The Pelican State has rightly recognized the history and tradition of the Ten Commandments in the state,” said Matt Krause, Of Counsel at First Liberty Institute, who recently testified at the Ohio legislature in support of a similar bill. “Putting this historic document on schoolhouse walls is a great way to remind students of the foundations of American and Louisiana law. First Liberty was grateful to play a part in helping this bill reach the Governor’s desk. We applaud Louisiana for being the first, but by no means the last, state to take this bold step for religious liberty.”


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