Sacramento ends law requiring people to stand for national anthem

August 19, 2020
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A month after Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg called for the removal of a law requiring people to stand and salute during the national anthem, the Sacramento city council has eliminated the law which has been in effect since 1928.  

As people across the country have taken a knee to speak out about injustices and racism in our society, a symbolic move that former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick took during the playing of the National Anthem to protest police brutality against black people, the debate on whether people should have to stand during the National Anthem has heated up, but following a lawsuit against the city saying the language of the city code was unconstitutional, days later Mayor Steinberg called for the law to be removed.  

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