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.

Commentarium (7 Comments)

May 03 11 - 9:16am
notfromaroundhere

Good for her!

May 03 11 - 10:07am
C.

"Next testifier I have, is Bishop..." Lol

May 03 11 - 10:46am
DrDoctor

"Shocking, I know."

Only to you, Jessica, only to you.

May 03 11 - 11:30am
Publius

No, it's shocking to me too. So that makes you...wrong?

May 03 11 - 11:40am
meh

No it's not shocking.

Unless you have some ridiculous idea that all Republicans walk in lockstep on all issues.

That would be like expecting all Catholics to oppose abortion, and gay marriage.

Where's the article about how shocking it is that Nancy Pelosi, as a Catholic, supports those two issues?

Stop with the stereotypes, it's getting tiresome.

May 03 11 - 1:14pm
R I N O

She's a Republican In Name Only. She'll come around eventually; that's what being young and foolish is for.

May 03 11 - 1:37pm
Appears To Be

Great but...she shouldn't be a Republican. No one should.