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Repost with corrections: 14-year-old wants gay marriage ban for her birthday

7:30 pm - 02/04/2012
Yikes, forgot the source! Mods, can you please post this instead of the other entry?

14-Year-Old Girl Pleads With Senate Officials To Vote Against Gay Marriage On Her Birthday

Whether or not same-sex marriage will be legalized in Maryland remains to be seen, but one local girl has made her stance on the issue clear.

The girl, who identifies herself as Sarah and says she is home-schooled, told Maryland's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee that not only was it her 14th birthday, but that it "would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote no on gay marriage."

She goes on to note, "I really feel bad for kids who have two parents of the same gender...I don't want any more kids to get confused about what's right and OK."

She concludes, "People have the choice to be gay, but I don't want to be affected by their choice."

Among those unlikely to agree with her are Gov. Martin O'Malley, who urged lawmakers in what Reuters has deemed an "unusual personal testimony" at the same event to approve marriage equality. "The very reason for our state's founding was for religious freedom. At the heart of religious freedom is respect for the freedom of individual conscience," he said. "The way forward, the way to sustain and enhance our common life together, is equal respect for the freedom of all," he said in unusual personal testimony that underscored the importance he attaches to the measure.

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Transcription:
Hi, I'm Sarah Crank. Today's 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 kids who have two parents of the same gender. Even though some kids feel like it's fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on. I don't want any more kids to get confused about what's right and OK. I really don't want to grow up in a world where marriage isn't such a special thing anymore. It's rather scary to think that when I grow up that the legislator or the court can change the definition of any word they want. If they can change the definition of marriage, then they can 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 they were just born that way, but I’ve met really nice adults who did change. So please vote no on gay marriage. Thank you.


Interesting...Sarah's mom, Kathleen Kositzky Crank, is all over the comments of this article defending her daughter and their bigotry.

EDIT (2/5): One of the Think Progress commenters linked to an article about Sarah Crank winning some pageant last year. She says she plans to become a Supreme Court Justice. Oh Lord....
koken23 5th-Feb-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Dear adults.

Stop using your daughter as a mouthpiece for your opinions. If you care so much, say it yourself and let us challenge your statements properly.
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