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The pledge of allegiance could be changed forever at public schools in one state as the highest court in Massachusetts takes up the case of an atheist couple.
They're fighting to remove the phrase under god.
Molly Line live in Boston with more on that so what happen in court today -- The arguments were held today and they were of course about something that generations of schoolchildren are intimately familiar -- the pledge of allegiance.
-- led by a teacher at the beginning of the school day it's more than tradition in Massachusetts it's the law this case.
-- before the Massachusetts Supreme Court was brought by an atheist coupled with their children against the -- -- for regional school district.
With the support of the American -- -- humanist association.
They're challenging the use of the words under god in the pledge arguing that this -- and the repeated pledging.
Violates the Commonwealth's equal rights amendment here's David BOC.
We want to be inclusive we would just say one nation indivisible.
By insects and -- the middle of that we are really excluding a large important part of that demographic in this country.
The lower court ruled against the couple in this case determining that there was no violation of state law or the school's anti discrimination policy John.
And the defendants.
Are seeking to preserve the pledge.
Absolutely an early on there was another couple that joined this case seeking to defend the -- they were joined idea school district.
They joined the school district rather.
And along with the Knights of Columbus they're being represented by the Becket fund for religious liberties.
And they argue that this -- is voluntary and that it is not inherently religious.
This country is about diversity and above the ability of children to voluntarily.
Participating in that diversity.
Silencing children simply because there's a disagreement abuse is entirely on Americana and unconstitutional.
Now we don't know when the opinion will actually be rendered by this court they'll be looking things over and we will keep you posted John.
Please let us know what happens on and on and off --
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