Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Constutition...or the Bible? by Bert Bigelow

Sent to me by my pal Madcapadam:

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis
at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional
Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie
Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested
to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator
Nancy Jacobs said: 'Mr. Raskin, my Bible says
marriage is only between a man and a woman.
What do you have to say about that?'

Raskin replied: 'Senator, when you took your
oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible
and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did
not place your hand on the Constitution and
swear to uphold the Bible.'

The room erupted into applause.

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