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On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 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.

"Someday you will die somehow and something's gonna steal your carbon."
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May well become a classic!

Interesting paradox-having to swear on a bible to uphold the Constitution which guarantees the separation of church and state.
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Raskin is obviously a godless liberal anti-american terrorist sympathiser.

Good quote though.

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Jamie Raskin as Jimmy Stewart as Jefferson Smith?

Hmmm.. so who else got suspicious?

The "What do you have to say about that?" in particular didn't sound legit.
Senator Jacobs (state senator btw; I wondered why I hadn't heard of her)
wouldn't have set herself up so simplistically.

Turns out she didn't say it! But the story is nonetheless 'essentially' true..

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/raskin.asp


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A godless liberal?? I'm in love![:p][:X][:p][:X]

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A godless liberal?? I'm in love![:p][:X][:p][:X]
You're so easy, you know that? [:D][:X]

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A godless liberal?? I'm in love![:p][:X][:p][:X]
You're so easy, you know that? [:D][:X]
I'm in Alabama. Do you know how few godless libs there are here??[:D]
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Well we all know of a couple anyway...[;)]

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May well become a classic!

Interesting paradox-having to swear on a bible to uphold the Constitution which guarantees the separation of church and state.
Where does our Constitution say 'Separation of Church and State'?
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May well become a classic!

Interesting paradox-having to swear on a bible to uphold the Constitution which guarantees the separation of church and state.
Where does our Constitution say 'Separation of Church and State'?
Not his fault:

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