The Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Tuesday from advocates and opponents of the marriage equality bill currently pending in the state legislature.
Among those testifying were 14-year-old Sarah Crank, who told legislators that it “would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote no on gay marriage.”
“I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender,” she said. […] “They have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on.”
“People have the choice to be gay, but I don’t want to be affected by their choice. People say they were just born that way, but I’ve met really nice adults who did change.”
Listen — audio courtesy of Think Progress:
“It’s rather scary to think that when I grow up the legislature or the court can change the definition of any word they want,” she added.
“If they could change the definition of marriage then they could change the definition of any word,” said the home schooled teen.
Imagine being 14 years old and asking – as a birthday present – that legislators deny equal rights to other people.
Just think about that.
Think about the parents that raised a child to stand in front of the world and ask that people be denied equal rights.
Please think about it. And after you think on that, please tell me you’re sad.
I was raised in Texas where I COULD have had a red-neck, bigoted father who might have beat me for being who I am. Thank god my father was the amazing man he was.
This little girl… wish her good luck.
That’s all I got….