Science law repeal advances

A bill that would repeal a state law on evolution that the U. S. Supreme Court struck down in 1987 cleared the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

The measure was approved 3-2 “without action,” which means the committee forwarded the proposal to the Senate without endorsing it.

State Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge and sponsor of the bill, requested that action.

Claitor’s proposal would repeal a 1981 state law that was rejected by the nation’s high court 27 years ago.

That law required the teaching of creationism when evolution was taught in public schools.

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