Alabama
11:41 am
Wed March 31, 2004

State Senate Passes Ten Commandments Bill

Montgomery, AL – Last summer's controversy over the Ten Commandments monument placed in the rotunda of the state Judicial Building has prompted action in the state Senate.
On Tuesday, senators gave their approval to a proposed constitutional amendment today that calls for the display of the Commandments in public buildings. The proposal would authorize the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and at public schools, and would allow them to be displayed alone without other historical documents surrounding them. The measure was approved by a 28-nothing vote, and now goes to the House for consideration.
If approved by the House, it would need final approval from Alabama voters in the June 1st primary election.