Several New York state lawmakers want to pass a bill requiring city schools to offer both halal and kosher meals to students who request them.

Political, civic and religious leaders were joined by Muslim and Jewish students at a rally Tuesday on the steps of City Hall.

"The cost is limited compared to having a healthy meal, allowing students to eat and to be able to perform," Assemblyman David Weprin said. "This is a very diverse city, a very diverse school system and I think the time is now. Let's move forward."

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