Oka. senators push for Bill of Rights display

Posted at 5:44 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 18:44:56-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Weeks after a Ten Commandments monument was removed from its foundation at the Oklahoma Capitol under a court order, a bipartisan pair of state senators is pushing for a display they hope will be much less controversial -- the Bill of Rights.

Enid Republican Sen. Patrick Anderson and Senate Democratic Leader John Sparks of Norman said Monday they're partnering on a bill that would authorize a privately funded display on the Capitol grounds.

The effort is part of a national push by the group My Bill of Rights to install such displays around the country. A display already has been constructed in Arizona, and another is planned for Texas.

Both Anderson and Sparks say they expect broad support for the idea in the Oklahoma Legislature.

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