Anti-Gay Law Student Sues For “Unconstitutional” Gay Question, Gets Question Wrong

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Lawyers can be the sleaziest of sleazy bastards – even while in the legislative womb. And would-be lawyer Stephen Dunne takes the cake. He’s chalking his failed bar exam up to his bigotry. From Law.com and Pam Spaulding:

A Massachusetts bar examination applicant who claims he failed the test because he didn’t answer a question about homosexual marriage and parenting is suing the test administration agency, the state Supreme Judicial Court and four individual justices for constitutional violations.

[Stephen] Dunne claims his score of 268.866 on the November 2006 bar exam just missed the passing score of 270 points because he didn’t follow the proscribed format for an unlawful question about gay marriage. Dunne said the question required applicants to “affirmatively accept, support and promote homosexual marriage and homosexual parenting.” Dunne claims the defendants violated his First Amendment right to exercise his religion and violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution. He also claims their actions impose illegal state regulations on interstate commerce.

Same-sex marriage, meanwhile, remains legal in Massachusetts.

Dunne’s now asking the state bar to overlook that “mistake” and grant him his license. He also wants a jury trial and “unspecified compensatory and punitive damages”. They always do.