Audio: 14-Year-Old Girl Testifies Against SSM In Maryland


A brave young girl testifies on her 14th birthday against the gay marriage bill in Maryland.

She says at one point: "Today is my 14th birthday and it would be the best birthday present ever if you vote no on gay marriage ... I don't want any 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."

The comments on the version of this testimony posted by ThinkProgress are embarrassing for their vicious attacks the commenters subject her to. Gay marriage activists have often lauded young people when they testify in favor of redefining marriage, but when this young girl testifies in favor of protecting marriage, they subject her to shameful barbs.

Our thanks and praise go out to this courageous young woman!