The bar exam works like this - you a presented with a fact pattern and question. You're expected to spot the issues and apply the law as it exists, regardless of your opinion on the correctness of that law. Stephen Dunne must have missed that day of bar review. He is suing the state bar of Massachusetts because *shudder* the bar exam had a question that involved gay marriage. Stephen was so offended, he couldn't answer the question:
Stephen Dunne, who is representing himself in the case and seeks $9.75 million, said the bar exam was not the place for a 'morally repugnant and patently offensive' question addressing the rights of two married lesbians, their children and their property. He said he refused to answer the question because he believed it legitimized same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting, which is contrary to his moral beliefs.I like the response of the editor of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, who called the suit "idiotic" and said Dunne was "completely missing the point about what it means to be a lawyer." Amen, brother.* * *
The 'disguised mechanism to screen applicants according to their political ideology has the discriminatory impact of persecuting and oppressing (Dunne's) sincere religious practices and beliefs' protected by the First Amendment, and was 'invasive and burdensome,' according to the lawsuit filed last month.