Dana Rudolph

Twelve-Year-Old's Testimony for Marriage Equality In Vermont

Filed By Dana Rudolph | April 13, 2009 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, You Gotta See This
Tags: Democracy Now, evann orleck-jetter, marriage equality, Vermont

Twelve-year-old Evann Orleck-Jetter, the daughter of lesbian moms, testified at the public hearings on marriage equality last month before Vermont's Joint Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Democracy Now! spoke with her a few days ago and reported, "Many legislators later told Evann and her parents that her testimony had moved them to support the bill." Here's their interview with her.


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Dear Miss Evann Orleck-Jetter; You have made a case for all LGBT parents raising children. A young person whose parents must now be beaming with pride and joy that you are the brave young woman who articulates the need to be accepted by your classmates and the world by having married parents. You show the world that just because we are now able to be married that it didn't happen overnight and we didn't just find you the morning after the marriage ceremony simply to upset the Religious Right Wingnuts. We are and always have been the neighbors across the street where we are found mowing our lawns, walking the dog (or cat), paying taxes, and visiting the ill. Good luck you make us all very proud.