State Senate Votes For 10 Commandments Monument

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 7:45 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

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Brogdon argued the Ten Commandments is a historical document.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.