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ACLU sues to remove Ten Commandments monument from Capitol grounds

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma on Monday filed suit seeking to have a monument displaying the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol grounds.
BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World Modified: August 20, 2013 at 11:12 am •  Published: August 20, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY - The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma on Monday filed suit seeking to have a monument displaying the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol grounds. 

"When the government literally puts one faith on a pedestal, it sends a strong message to Oklahomans of other faiths that they are less than equal," said Ryan Kiesel, ACLU of Oklahoma executive director. 

Plaintiffs in the suit filed in Oklahoma County District Court are Bruce Prescott of Norman, James Huff of Oklahoma City, Donald Chabot of Oklahoma City, and Cheryl Franklin of Enid. The Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission is the defendant. 

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