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Lawsuit filed over Okla. Ten Commandments monument

OKLAHOMA CITY_ Another lawsuit has been filed over the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma Capitol.

The suit was filed Monday in federal court by Americans Atheists Inc., and two of its members in Oklahoma. It's the latest challenge filed over the monument, which was installed on the Capitol grounds after lawmakers approved it in 2009. The monument was donated by state Rep. Mike Ritze.

The lawsuit claims the monument is a state-sponsored endorsement of religion and therefore unconstitutional.

A similar lawsuit is pending in state court. And the New York-based Satanic Temple has formally submitted plans to place a statue of Satan on the Capitol grounds, arguing that the state's decision to allow the Ten Commandments monument opened the door for their display.

 

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