Plaintiffs End Effort to Remove Crosses from Las Cruces Logo

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Two men have given up their fight to remove crosses from the logo of Las Cruces, New Mexico, after appellate judges refused to rehear their lawsuit.

The city's name means "the crosses" in Spanish.
Paul Weinbaum, who's Jewish, and Martin Boyd, who's an atheist,
had argued that the crosses on the logo violate separation of church and state.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima says he was pleased the men have decided
to end their effort. He says the crosses are not religious, but reflect "the history of the city of Las Cruces and nothing else."

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