NY Senate Allows National Anthem Without Permit

ALBANY (Hamodia) -

The state Senate on Tuesday voted to prohibit the requiring of a permit to sing the National Anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance anywhere in New York.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Simcha Felder and passed unanimously, followed an incident last month when schoolchildren visiting from North Carolina were ordered to cease singing the National Anthem at the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan.

“It’s a sad statement that a law should be necessary to protect people who want to sing our country’s National Anthem or recite our Pledge of Allegiance,” Felder said.

The bill now heads to the Assembly.