This is probably one of the best pleas for marriage equality I’ve heard yet, and it comes from a Republican State Representative in Washington State. The video has recently gone viral, perhaps as much because it’s coming from a member of the more conservative party, than for fact her words are very compelling. Judge for yourselves.
Mrs. Walsh was one of only two Republicans to break ranks with her party and vote in favor of Washington’s marriage-equality bill, and that was her impassioned explanation. Sure enough, the state legislature passed the bill shortly after.
Despite heavy opposition, both public and political trends are moving favorably towards gay-marriage rights, if only because more people are empathizing, as this lawmaker did, with the driving force of marriage equality.