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Lancaster Voters to Decide on Prayer at City Council Meetings

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Tuesday is election day in various parts of Los Angeles County, but one measure up in the Antelope Valley is making headlines. The city of Lancaster's Measure I asks if invocation from different faiths should continue to be delivered before City Council meetings. The issue was brought up by the ACLU, which threatened to sue, last year. In response, the council put a measure on the ballot to see whether or not the community supports it. "If the vast majority of the community is in favor of this, I think the court should know that," said Mayor R. Rex Parris to the LA Times.