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Bar Exam Suit Cites Religion

Posted Jul 2, 2007 9:07 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A would-be lawyer who failed the bar exam has filed suit contending a question about gay marriage violated his First Amendment rights.

Stephen Dunne says the Massachusetts bar question required him to “affirmatively accept, support and promote homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting," the National Law Journal reports. He didn’t answer the question.

Dunne claims a violation of his rights to freedom of religion, due process and equal protection.

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