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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wisdom at Last

On March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Maryland Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at American University, was requested to testify. At the end of the testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said:

“Mr. Raskin, my Bible says that marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?”

Raskin replied:

“Senator, when you took the oath of office, you swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not swear to uphold the Bible.”

The room erupted in applause.

I received this this in an e-mail, but I found the quote online. You can view this candidates profile here, where he is a candidate for State Senate in Maryland. While the quote above differs just a wee bit from the original on his site, the sentiment is the same. People, let's put religion and prejudice aside, and allow everyone the same rights.

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