Straight, Republican College Student Testifies Against Gay Marriage Ban

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.