Connecticut district is barred from holding graduations at church

06/2/2010 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

Two Connecticut high schools were forbidden from holding their graduation ceremonies at a local church, a federal judge ruled Monday. Two students and three parents filed a challenge against the district to prevent it from renting the 3,000-seat religious facility for June graduation ceremonies. The judge said holding the graduations at the church is unconstitutional. The schools' district said it would appeal the ruling.

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