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Watch: Straight Republican testifies in favor of gay marriage

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. Twenty-four year-old Republican Madeline Koch took the stand recently and testified against Minnesota's same-sex marriage ban. And no, she's not gay. In fact, she barely has any gay friends (really). Koch simply puts aside any party preferences in favor of good old-fashioned equality and tolerance. Shocking, I know.

Her concise, yet eloquent, testimony is inspiring and hopefully indicative of a new, younger generation of more socially progressive Republicans. Plus, her Midwestern accent is totally adorable. Perhaps that'll be enough to get Minnesota (and the rest of the country) to take notice. That way politicians can get back to bickering about the economy or health care and whatnot.