California Lawmakers Move To Ban Confederate Names On Public BuildingsBreaking News
tags: Confederate flag, Confederate Memorials
California's state Senate voted 31-2 Tuesday to ban the names of Confederate leaders from public buildings.
SB 539, which passed in the state Assembly last month, would prohibit state or local property from bearing the names of elected leaders or senior military officials of the Confederate States of America. If signed into law, any building or property currently using a Confederate name will have to change its name. (City and county names and the public buildings named for them, like Northern California's Fort Bragg, are exempt.)
The legislation will impact at least two elementary schools in Long Beach and San Diego named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
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