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!


  1. Chairm
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    SSMers who have commented here have yet to directly address the content of this young lady's remarks.

    Instead they have bared their teeth and barked at the moon.

  2. T. Takeyomi
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Home-schooled, and likely led down the path to meaningless prejudice and discrimination by her parents.

    It's a shame that people would praise her for wanting to strip others' rights from them.

  3. John E
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Many youth can't even tell you how many countries border the US. How in the world could they be expected to know the definition of anything. Our public schools have become indoctrination centers for our youth. This is also another example of why the push to take prayer out of school. A higher power with set rules - heaven forbid.

  4. Patrick
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    As I read these comments, I would like to suggest that there are many different types of homeschoolers. One group chooses it to limit their children's exposure to a pluralistic, multicultural society. That is very unfortunate and will likely produce children that are less well prepared to operate in a multicultural world where science isn't optional.

    That said, please be aware that there are many other types of homeschoolers as well, who make the decision for secular reasons that reflect a very wide array of different preferences, from more exposure to science and art to facilitation the needs of learners with different abilities.

    It is unfortunate that this young lady has been so shortsighted, but don't blame it on homeschooling per se, but the type of unaccountable indoctrination that is passing for her education.

  5. Louis E.
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    T. Takeyomi,
    I don't know how well her parents taught her as a whole,but at least they taught her that the responsibility of all persons to avoid all same-sex sexual activity is not a matter of "prejudice and discrimination" or "wanting to strip others' rights from them".She's testifying against a bill that would destroy a critical public policy of guaranteeing opposite-sex relationships the preferential treatment to which their being opposite-sex entitles them.Harming the entire society of the state.

  6. Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Light
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Layne: Want Biblical teachings backed by science? Here you go:

  7. Nicholas Smith
    Posted February 7, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    This girl should be applauded for testifying to the truth on marriage.

    I wish I had have been homeschooled, my memories of school are full of having left wing rubbish shovelled into my head.

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