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Ga. House passes bill for 10 Commandments monument

5:56 PM, Mar 3, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The Georgia House passed a bill to place a granite monument of the 10 Commandments on the State Capitol grounds.

HB702, which passed Monday by a 138 to 37 vote, also calls for the preamble to the Georgia Constitution and part of the Declaration of Independence to be included on the monument.

The monument would be financed with private funds.

It was introduced by Rep. Greg Morris (R-Vidalia).

The bill now goes to the state Senate.

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Georgia already has a written version of the 10 Commandments on the wall in the Capitol basement along with a display of eight other historical documents, including the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

That document display went up in September of 2012 after it, too, was approved by the state legislature.

Although the ACLU questioned the legality of that 2012 display, there has been no legal challenge.

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