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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -

Oklahoma voters will decide whether to abolish an article of the state Constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds.

The House voted 65-7 on Thursday for a resolution calling for a statewide vote on whether to remove a constitutional prohibition on the use of state funds to support a religion. The state Supreme Court relied on that section of the Constitution in June when it ordered a 6-foot-tall granite Ten Commandments monument moved from the Capitol grounds.

The monument's removal struck an angry nerve with many Oklahomans, particularly Republican lawmakers.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, which sued to remove it, has vowed another challenge in federal court if the statue is returned.
 

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