Alabama Religious Freedom Amendment

2013 Legislative Session
6:37 am
Tue February 5, 2013

3 Ala. Lawmakers Support Religious Freedom Bill

A crew prepares the Ten Commandments monument for movement from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003. Roy Moore fought attempts to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Bu
Mobile Register file/Mike Kittrell

A handful of Republican Alabama lawmakers are pushing a bill to make it legal to display the Ten Commandments in any public building in the state.

WAFF-TV reports a pre-filed bill sponsored by Republican state Sen. Gerald Dial and has gained support from Sen. Shadrack McGill and Sen. Clay Scofield.

Dial says the bill — titled the Alabama Religious Freedom Amendment — could act as a safeguard for constituents who have expressed concerns over being sued for displaying the Ten Commandments in public places.

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