Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VIDEO: Watch DC's Public Hearing on Their Marriage Equality Bill

With much thanks to NGBlog, I have some video to post for your viewing pleasure of some of the amazing and admittedly crazy testimony given yesterday by those against the marriage equality bill.

However, don't let these videos give the wrong impression. Michael Crawford of D.C. for Marriage says that out of the 100 testimonies yesterday, 79 were for marriage, 13 against equality, 8 no shows.

The #1 crazy testimony floating around the internet today is this woman. Who saw demons everywhere. She was the last to speak. What a way to end with a bang!

This woman talked about kids watching zoo animal sex and icky condoms. She never really got around to talking about marriage equality.

Here's the infamous Bishop Harry Jackson.

But thankfully, these types of speeches were few and far between. (You can see more here.)

Many were supportive and gave moving testimony. I'm looking for video of these, but in the meantime, you can view the opening of the hearing with the D.C. City Council expressing support.

Here's MyFoxDC's newsreport:

169 more people are expected to give testimony next Monday, November 2nd. It will be held at the same location, the the City Council chambers on the fifth floor of the John Wilson City Hall Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.starting at 9:30am EST. You can watch it live here.

The Washington Post reports on the other hearing that day. Marriage equality opponents spoke before the Districts Board of Elections and Ethics urging for a Prop 8 style initiative. If board doesn't decide in their favor, they threaten to go to the courts. Again. But when they tried that last time, didn't they lose? YES.

Image: Marriage equality opponent Bishop Harry Jackson by MyFoxDC

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