Straight, Republican College Student Testifies Against Gay Marriage Ban

Straight, Republican College Student Testifies Against Gay Marriage Ban

Be first to like this.
Translate this Story and earn Hornet Points!

Madeline Koch, a 24-year-old self-identified Republican college student testified before the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday asking that sanity prevail in her home state and the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage not be passed. Not because she has gay siblings, dear gay friends, or is even an avid gay blog reader – just because it was simply the right thing to do.

Koch eloquently points out to all of the adults busy acting like children in the room that the Minnesota is literally attempting to write discrimination into the state constitution. No bueno, y’all.

Unfortunately for Ms. Koch, her words fell on deaf ears and the committee voted 8-4 along party lines to advance the bill toward becoming a voter initiative . Here’s hoping that everyman Minnesotans have more common sense than their elected representatives. (Please?)

Nevertheless, we applaud Madeline for taking a stand against what she saw as a grave mistake in her state. Thank you, Madeline, from the bottom of our big, gay hearts.

Related Stories

The Georgia Senate Wants to Let Religious Adoption Agencies Discriminate Against LGBTQ People
Gay Couples Are Four Times More Likely to Adopt, So Of Course Congress Wants to Stop Them
Watch This Republican Lawmaker's Homophobic Freak Out After a Male Colleague Touches His Arm
South Carolina Republicans Think Gay Marriages Are Part of a Shadowy Religious Plot