A Colorado state senator is proposing a religious Bill of Rights for students and teachers.
Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, wants the state's board of education to draft one bill for students and another for teachers.
"I'm becoming increasingly aware that religious liberties are under attack in this country quite strongly," Schultheis said. "And I've been noticing that it's especially happening in schools, colleges, and universities as well as in K-12."
"We need to raise this awareness among the Christians, as well as members of other faiths, that there's definitely areas where their religious freedoms can be exercised," he added.
The students' version would state they can express religious beliefs in homework assignments, and even sing religious songs in school-sponsored programs. The teachers' bill would let them refuse to teach a topic that violates their beliefs.
The bill will get its first hearing in the legislature on Monday.