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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

On the Bible and the Constitution

A Lloydletta reader sent me this one:

On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Annapolis, MD at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU (American University), 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.

It seems that Raskin is running for state senate in Maryland.

The quote taken from a Baltimore Sun article posted on Raskin's website.