Senate to debate whether to require national anthem at games

Louisiana Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are considering a requirement that the national anthem be played or sung before any sports competition held at a taxpayer-financed stadium or other venue.

The proposal is heading to the full Senate for debate. Senate Republican leader Sharon Hewitt said she proposed the measure to honor veterans and to remind people “that we live in the greatest country in the world.”

The proposal carries no penalties if a game is held without the anthem, however. A Senate judiciary committee sent the bill to the Senate floor without objection.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Trending Stories