OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Senate has voted overwhelmingly for a bill to allow a Ten Commandments monument to be placed on the Capitol grounds.
The bill passed 37-9 Monday over arguments it is unconstitutional and a political ploy.
The measure was sponsored by state Senator Randy Brogdon of Owasso, a Republican candidate for governor.
Brogdon argued the Ten Commandments is a historical document. Opponents said it was clearly a religious document.
The bill is headed for a joint state House-Senate conference committee for further work.