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Text of the To amend title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the ground of religion in ...

...of religion in educational programs or activities.

This bill was introduced on September 23, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 23, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6216

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 23, 2010

(for himself and Mr. Engel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the ground of religion in educational programs or activities.

1.

Nondiscrimination on the ground of religion

Section 601 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (a) before No person; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)
(1)

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of religion, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, an educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

(2)

Paragraph (1) shall not be construed—

(A)

to limit an educational entity covered by section 606 with a religious affiliation, mission, or purpose from applying policies for the admission of students, criteria for attaining academic degrees, regulations governing student conduct and student organizations, or policies for the employment of faculty or staff, if the corresponding policies, criteria, or regulations relate to the religious affiliation, mission, or purpose;

(B)

to require an educational entity covered by section 606 to provide accommodation to any student’s religious obligations (including dietary restrictions and school absences); or

(C)

with respect to an educational entity covered by section 606 that permits expressive organizations to exist by funding or otherwise recognizing the organizations, to require the entity to limit such organizations from exercising their freedom of expressive association by establishing criteria for their membership or leadership.

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