(WHTM) — Efforts to allow Pennsylvania teachers to wear their faith advanced on Tuesday.
The House Education Committee unanimously approved a bill that would remove a section of the education code prohibiting teachers from wearing clothing, emblems or jewelry that reflect their religious beliefs.
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Pennsylvania is the only state that still has this ban.
Pennsylvania Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County co-sponsored the bill, saying the current law violates first amendment rights.
The bill is now headed to the full House.