- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Senate has approved a resolution paving the way for a privately funded monument to the U.S. Bill of Rights at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

The Senate adopted a resolution Thursday authorizing the Capitol Preservation Commission to place the monument on the Capitol grounds. The measure now goes to the House for consideration.

The bill is being pushed by an Arizona group dedicated to erecting monuments to the U.S. Bill of Rights across the country.

The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Legislature in 2009 authorized the placement of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol. It was placed on the north steps of the building last year, and the American Civil Liberties Union has sued to have it removed.



Senate Concurrent Resolution 44: https://bit.ly/1jIdlZG

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