Blog of Rights


Texas School District Refuses to Acknowledge First Amendment

By Fleming Terrell, ACLU of Texas at 1:29pm
The Needville Independent School District (NISD) in Texas just isn’t willing to accept that a Houston-area kindergartener, identified in court by his initials A.A., wears his long braids as an exercise of his Native American religion—nor that the U.S. Constitution and Texas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act (TRFRA) require them to accommodate A.A’s religious exercise.
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