CitizenLink – Features – House Approves Public Expression of Religion Act

Legislation designed to protect municipalities — when groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sue to have Ten Commandments displays or crosses removed from public property — passed the House on a 242-173 vote this afternoon.H.R. 2679 — the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) — moves on to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. The bill would prohibit the plaintiff in a religious liberties case from being awarded attorneys’ fees for attacking public expressions of faith.

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