Oklahoma Legislation Concerns Ten Commandments Monument - KOAM TV 7

Oklahoma Legislation Concerns Ten Commandments Monument


    Some Oklahoma lawmakers who argue that a Ten Commandments monument should be permitted on public property, believe new legislation will make it possible.
    The Oklahoma House and Senate have approved labeling the Ten Commandments a historically significant document.
       The move comes in response to a 2015 Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that ordered the removal of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Capitol.
     The Oklahoma Constitution prohibits religious displays on public property.
    Republican Senator Micheal Bergstrom of Adair has argued that the Ten Commandments could be displayed "with other historical documents," such as the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
    The measure also would require the Oklahoma attorney general to defend legal challenges to such displays.
    The bill now goes to Republican Governor. Mary Fallin.

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