14-Year-Old Asks Maryland Lawmakers to Say ‘No’ to Same-Sex Marriage for Her Birthday: AUDIO

Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard testimony this afternoon on the marriage equality bill pending there. Among those testifying was a 14-year-old girl named Sarah Crank.

MarylandSaid Sarah:

"Today is my 14th birthday and 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. Even though some kids think it's fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on. I don't want more kids to get confused about what's right and okay. I really don't want to grow up in a world where marriage isn't such a special thing anymore."

She added:

"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. If they could change the definition of marriage then they could change the definition of any word. People have the choice to be gay, but I don't want to be affected by their choice. People say that they were born that way, but I've met really nice adults who did change."

Sarah, who says she is "home-schooled", then received a boatload of praise for her "very good testimony" from whatever right-wing bigot was shepherding her through the process: "You get an 'A'."


(via think progress lgbt)

More from today's hearing at the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun...