[4/16/17]  The student senate at the University of California, Davis voted to stop requiring the American flag at senate meetings.

Student senators at the taxpayer-funded school decided to change a rule requiring the display of the U.S. flag because “the concept of United States of America and patriotism is different for every individual,” reports Campus Reform.

UC Davis student senator Jose Meneses introduced the bill, Senate Bill 76, which prompted the change. In the bill, he observed that the student senate had frequently been flouting its own rules about displaying the flag, anyway.

“It should be at the discretion of the Senate whether presenting the flag is presently necessary,” the bill states. “Considering that the flag is seldom present at Senate meetings, it should not be mandated by the Bylaws as a codified practice.”

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