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Nativity scene on display at Florida Capitol

Christmastime manger scenes in public spaces have often been the subject of legal fights in the U.S.

But the American Civil Liberties Union says the creche scene installed by the Florida Nativity Scene Committee at the Capitol in Tallahassee is legal - because it is privately funded, not government sponsored.

Still, the ACLU says that by allowing the exhibit, which depicts the birth of Jesus, the state will now have to allow anyone to use the premises of the Capitol to express messages 

Later this week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation will put up a banner at the Capitol stating opposition to religion in government.

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