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Measure to bring back Ten Commandments monument

Posted at 1:57 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 18:10:37-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A court decision forcing the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the statehouse grounds last year so angered Republican leaders in Oklahoma that several measures have been introduced in an effort to bring it back.

At least four resolutions seek a public vote on whether to amend the Oklahoma Constitution to remove the language that prohibits the use of public money or property from benefiting a religion.

Supporters of the resolutions say the monument's removal struck a nerve with Oklahomans who want to bring it back.

But opponents like Ryan Kiesel of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma say the monument is being used by politicians looking to score political points.

If the monument is returned, Kiesel vowed to challenge it again in federal court.

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