The Ohio House Passes the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives has just passed the CCV-backed Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act (HB 164). Sponsored by Rep. Tim Ginter, this bill ensures that Ohio Christian students and students of all faiths in public schools cannot be discriminated against for the free exercise of their faith.

“Children should feel safe to freely express their Christian beliefs in public schools,” said Aaron Baer, president of Citizens for Community Values. “The Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act ensures all students are not discriminated against in public schools for merely living out their faith.”

“Speaker of the House Larry Householder is continuing to show his strong leadership and care for Ohio’s children and religious freedom. HB 164 comes at a critical time in the culture and protects the right of Christian and non-Christian students alike to freely exercise their faith.”

The bill passed with a 61-31 vote, with 7 absent votes.

For more information, contact Citizens for Community Values at [email protected], or 513.733.5775. 

As Ohio’s Family Policy Council, Citizens for Community Values seeks the good of our neighbors throughout Ohio by advocating for public policy that reflects the truth of the Gospel. We endeavor to create an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected, and protected.


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