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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says signs supporting the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota were left up at two churches by mistake.

In one case, a prayer supporting the amendment was in a display at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul as voters cast ballots Tuesday. Archdiocese spokesman Jim Accurso says the sign was within 100 feet of a voting area, which is not allowed.

Accurso says the prayer was simply overlooked as materials were removed from the church.

In another case, a banner supporting the amendment was up at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church in South St. Paul. Accurso says staff tried to remove it before polls opened, but it wouldn’t come down.

Both signs are now removed.

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