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A Christian flag can fly in front of Boston’s city hall despite the government’s protests, as the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the city violated the First Amendment rights of a local Christian group by not letting it fly its flag.

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Boston has a flag-flying program that allows private organizations and companies to fly a flag in front of its city hall for typically a few hours, but the city denied a request from the organization Camp Constitution to fly a Christian flag in 2017, saying it would be interpreted as the government endorsing religion.