The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), based in Wisconsin, has claimed a victory in its case against the city of Steubenville in eastern Ohio after officials agreed to drop religious symbols from the community’s official logo.

The Steubenville logo, which had been designed by local businessman Mark Nelson in 2011, featured the cross from Franciscan University’s Christ the King Chapel and historic landmarks like Fort Steuben and the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge.

“Steubenville is a theocracy and is a Christian city where non-Christians or nonbelievers are not favored citizens,” FFRF’s chief spokesman, Annie Laurie Gaylor, had said of the logo. She insisted that “the city may not depict the university chapel and cross because to do so places the city’s imprimatur behind Christianity.”

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