What’s on your mind about this week’s news headlines?
The American conservative blogosphere is buzzing with debate over the week’s headlines, with the latest headline being “Obama signs bill to allow religious schools to discriminate against gay students.”
While there’s no official confirmation from the White House, Obama has been pushing for a law allowing religious schools, including private schools, to opt out of serving gay students, while also allowing religious institutions to continue serving the gay community.
Obama’s bill is expected to be signed into law by the President on Thursday, according to The Associated Press.
The president has also signed a similar bill last year, which passed both houses of Congress but died in the Senate after it passed in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
But the president has not given a formal reason for his decision, as his administration has yet to confirm the bill’s existence or details.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Obama said in June.
“I just felt like we needed to make this happen, to get this done.”
In the latest news to come out of the administration, the president signed a bill allowing the federal government to subsidize school lunches for low-income students.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was written in response to an increase in food insecurity among students at public schools.
McMorris Rodgers’ bill would exempt federal school meal programs for families earning up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, the AP reports.
It would also allow for school meal vouchers, which are vouchers that can be purchased for public schools and private schools.
The vouchers can be used for a wide range of school food, including school lunched meals, snacks and school luncheons.
The administration has said the legislation would also help lower the cost of lunch for poor families.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.