Group asks Wisconsin to remove Good Friday lawAn anti-religion group is asking Wisconsin officials to remove references to Good Friday as an official state holiday.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An anti-religion group is asking Wisconsin officials to remove references to Good Friday as an official state holiday.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation made its request to the Revisor of Statutes Bureau, which publishes the official version of the Wisconsin State Statutes.
Its attorney, Richard Bolton, noted that a judge overturned a law in 1996 that said agencies should set aside 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Good Friday "for the purpose of worship." In practice, government agencies closed at noon, which stopped after the ruling.
The group says it's time statutes reflect the judge's decision to strike down the law. It says that some municipalities continue to cite the statute to justify their decision to close on Good Friday, which is April 2 this year.