Bravo!

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The Constutition…or the Bible?

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.

2 thoughts on “Bravo!”

  1. Amen to THAT!!

    Too many folks have forgotten that there is an OATH of OFFICE and to Our Nation and Constitution – not to be superceeded by Personal, Religious or Party Allegiances.

    😀

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