Article of Amendment
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth recognizes and honors that its residents come from a broad spectrum of religious backgrounds;
WHEREAS, there are many individuals across the Commonwealth who have religious or other reasonable rationale for objecting to being required to swear while taking an Oath;
WHEREAS, individuals with such objections should be given the opportunity to affirm their allegiance instead;
Now, THEREFORE, the Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, paragraph 3 of Article VI of the Amendments to the Constitution is hereby amended as follows:
1.by striking the words "shall be of the denomination called Quakers and"
by striking the word “he” and replacing with “they”
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