Sen. Bobby Joe Champion’s CROWN Act and Juneteenth State Holiday Bill Pass in Minnesota Senate

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This afternoon, the Minnesota Senate passed the CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act), chief authored by Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis). The legislation adds discrimination based on the style or texture of someone’s natural hair to the racial discrimination protections under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.