The Texas Legislature celebrates Christmas in May.
The Texas Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support that would protect public schools from litigation when Christmas greetings are exchanged. The measure also allows schools to display nativities, menorahs, and other religious holiday symbols as long as at least one other religious or secular symbol is also reflected.
Bill sponsors, including Northwest Houston State Rep Dwayne Bohac, say the legislation is designed to protect schools from “frivolous” lawsuits.
The so-called “Merry Christmas” bill now heads to Governor Perry for his signature.