MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Advocates for separation of church and state have rallied in support of a federal judge's ruling that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.
Outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison, about 50 members and supporters of the Freedom From Religion Foundation said they hoped Thursday would mark the final National Day of Prayer.
They cheered U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, who ruled last month that the law establishing the prayer day was an
unconstitutional call to religious action.
Crabb put enforcement of her ruling on hold while the Obama administration appeals and prayer events went on as scheduled across the nation Thursday.
On the other side of the Capitol building, a larger crowd
celebrated the National of Prayer.
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