Monday, March 27, 2006

Still Thinking about Iz's Position on Gay Marriage and then this dropped into my mailbox

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 (AmericanUniversity), 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.

5 Comments:

Anonymous anti- zerolo tolerance said...

Honorable Nancy Jacobs do the right thing

3:44 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Great quote. I wish I'd thought of it myself.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Kristie Wells said...

Ditto - that is a quote to remember for sure.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Chris Heuer said...

That is the best point I have heard in this whole debate yet! Thank you for sharing.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Marilyn said...

Such an obvious thing to say, but I've never heard it said before...brilliant!

1:52 PM  

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