A bill that encourages classroom debate over evolution
will become law in Tennessee, despite a veto campaign mounted by
scientists and civil libertarians who say it will reopen a decades-old
controversy over teaching creationism to the state’s schoolchildren.
Gov. Bill Haslam
said Tuesday that he will allow House Bill 368/Senate Bill 893 to
become law without his signature, a symbolic move that signals his
opposition but allows the measure to be added to the state code.
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