Religious Display Freedom Act
The Alabama Senate passed the Religious Display Freedom Act today. This bill, sponsored by Senator Phil Williams, affirms the First Amendment right of public entities to display images and symbols associated with a religious holiday on public property. According to Williams, the Religious Display Freedom Act is designed to protect the Constitutional rights of cities, schools and other public entities to display things like a manger scene at Christmas. Currently, existing state law does not expressly protect the display of religious holiday symbols on public property.