Please attribute the following statement to Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, and Linda M. Burrow, a partner at the law firm of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor:

We are heartened by the court’s ruling because it recognizes that Los Angeles is a diverse county comprised of adherents of hundreds of faiths as well as non-believers, all of whom are entitled to be treated with equal dignity by their government. The placement of the cross on the official county seal promotes one religious sect above others and denies the principle that government represents all of the people, not just those who follow a particular faith.
Contact: Sandra Hernandez, 213.977.5242, shernandez@aclusocal.org

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