Alabama Ten Commandments bill moves ahead

MONTGOMERY,
Ala. (AP) — Legislation providing for the display of the Ten
Commandments in Alabama's public buildings is getting closer to clearing
the Legislature.

The proposed constitutional amendment sponsored
by Republican Rep. DuWayne Bridges of Valley won approval in the House
last week and cleared the State Constitution and Elections Committee on
Thursday. It now goes to the Senate. If approved by the Senate, it will
go before Alabama voters in a statewide referendum.

The
legislation provides for the display of the Ten Commandments in public
schools and public buildings when combined with other documents. Several
public buildings in Alabama already have displays that feature the Ten
Commandments, including the state Capitol.