CASPER, Wyo. The City Council decided Tuesday to move a controversial Ten Commandments (search) monument out of a park and into a plaza that will honor a variety of historic documents.

The 5-4 vote followed a unanimous rejection of an offer by the Rev. Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., to place his own monument in the park.

Phelps has been calling for a monument declaring that Matthew Shepard (search), a gay University of Wyoming (search) student who was murdered in October, 1998, went to hell because of his sexual orientation. Shepard's murder sparked a nationwide outcry for hate-crimes legislation.,2933,101546,00.html