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Massachusetts Court says "under God" is not discriminatory

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By: Dee DeQuattro
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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issues a ruling Friday in favor of reciting the pledge of allegiance in public schools.

The court held that the words “under God” does not violate the equal right amendment provided in the Massachusetts Constitution.

The amendment prevents discrimination based on creed however the court says the phrasing does not discriminate against atheists.

The action was brought by an atheist family from Acton in 2010. The lower court ruled last year that the words “under God” did not violate the school’s anti-discrimination policy. The family appealed.

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