State will Require National Anthem at Certain Athletic Contests

On Monday, Governor John Bel Edwards signed Act No. 224 which states that “No competitive athletic event may be held in a venue, the construction, operation, or maintenance of which is financed wholly or partially by the state or a political subdivision of the state, unless the event is preceded by the playing or singing of the national anthem.”  The Act will become effective on August 1, 2021.

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