Okla. Gov. Signs Ten Commandments Bill.

Position:AROUND THE STATES - Governor Mary Fallin - Brief article

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has signed a bill that authorizes every government building and public school to display the Ten Commandments.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed the legislation, House Bill 2177, in April, and Fallin signed it in May. Americans United sent a letter to Fallin reminding her that such displays violate the state constitution.

In 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a Ten Commandments display that had been placed on the state capitol grounds, ruling that it violated Article II, Section 5 of the state constitution. That document says the state government cannot use public money or property for any religious purpose, and the court noted that "the Ten...

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