Palm Beach Women Sue Over Nativity Scene

December 18, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On December 18, 2003 The Associated Press reported, "Two women are seeking a federal court order to overrule a town's refusal to allow a Nativity scene to be displayed alongside a Christmas tree and menorah in a town park. Maureen Donnell and Fern deNarvaez filed a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, arguing the town's policy violates their rights to free speech and equal protection. They also allege that the city's refusal demonstrates hostility toward Christianity." The town countered that the menorah and Christmas tree are secular symbols.