|State commission vote on Ten Commandments monument is 7-1.|
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Oklahoma must remove Ten Commandments from Capitol
OKLAHOMA---A state commission voted on Sept. 29 to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds, after a state supreme court judge ordered its removal by Oct. 12.
The Capitol Preservation Commission oversees art displays in public spaces and voted 7-1 to authorize the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to remove the monument, which was erected in 2012.
In June, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the monument violated the state’s constitutional ban on the use of state property for the benefit of a religion. This ruling prompted some conservative legislators to look at impeaching the justices or amending the Oklahoma Constitution. [link]