Regional
1:10 pm
Fri February 28, 2003

Kentucky Senate Passes Ten Commandments Bill

Frankfort, Kentucky – The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation that calls on Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure that the Ten Commandments can be posted in public buildings, including schools. The Senate approved the measure by a 33 to 2 vote.

Senate Joint Resolution 18 was sponsored by Senator Virgil Moore. Supporters say the measure would ensure that public buildings are not off limits to expressions of religious beliefts. Senator David Karem, who voted against the resolution, says the approach goes against the nation's history of tolerance for all religious beliefs.

The legislation now goes to the Kentucky House for consideration, where a similar bill has already been approved.