Gov. Joe Lombardo on Thursday signed a bill allowing students in Nevada to wear religious and cultural robes at graduation.
Lombardo said students have the right to express themselves through their own cultural and religious identities upon graduation.
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“This bill will allow our students to celebrate graduation with pride and confidence,” he said in a statement. rice field.
The signing was attended by several lawmakers and students, most of whom were of Native American ancestry.
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Oklahoma also passed a similar bill on Thursday after Congress overruled Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto. The bill would allow students to wear Native American regalia at their high school and college graduations. The state House and Senate have easily cleared the two-thirds threshold required to keep the bill effective July 1.
It had strong support from many Oklahoma-based tribes and Native Americans.
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Disputes over appropriate graduation attire have resulted in laws in nearly a dozen states making it illegal for Native American students to wear regalia that reflects their heritage.