I don't care about gay marriage, but if I were this guy I wouldn't have answered, either.
BOSTON-A man who failed the Massachusetts bar exam because he refused to answer a question about gay marriage has filed a federeal lawsuit, claiming the test violated his rights and that his religious beliefs were targeted.
Stephen Dunne, 30, of Boston, is seeking $9.75 million in the suit against the Massachusetts Borad of Bar Examiners and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He was denied a license to practice law in May after scoring 268.866 on the exam, just shy of the 270 passing grade.
Dunne, who is representing himself in the case, refused to answer a question addressing the rights of two married lesbians, their children and their property, and claims in the suit that it cost him a passing score.
In the suit, Dunne called the question "morally repugnant and patently offensive," and said he refused to answer it because he believed it legitimized same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting, which is contrary to his moral beliefs. I may not totally agree with the guy's beliefs, but the last time I checked agreeing with a gay rights agenda wasn't a lawyer's job. I hope he wins.