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L.A. County won't appeal ruling striking cross from county seal

L.A. County won't appeal ruling striking cross from county seal

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday not to appeal a judge's ruling that will strike a cross from the county seal.

In April, a federal court judge sided with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars of various faiths who sued the county over the addition of a cross to the depiction of the San Gabriel Mission on the seal. The plaintiffs argued that the design unconstitutionally favored Christianity over other religions.

A divided Board of Supervisors voted in 2014 to reinstate a cross on the seal. Ten years earlier, the county had redesigned the seal to remove a cross that was shown floating...

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