Madeline Koch, a self-identified heterosexual Republican, testified on Friday before the Minnesota Senate committee to oppose amending the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
“As a Republican I ask you not to pass this legislation … and force us to spend valuable time later to undoing the mistakes made here today, ” Koch said. “I ask you to not let me down as my representatives, by putting your own personal beliefs and benefits in the way of equality,” Watch:
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill 8-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.
On Monday, the House Civil Law Committee approved the bill by a vote of 10-7 along party lines, with all Republicans voting in favor of the measure.