“I walked into committee and what I heard from the opposition to the bill was appalling. … I heard that homosexuals and same-sex couples were androids. I heard that they were pedophiles. I just heard hate and venom coming out of that hearing for eight hours. … I’m not going to be part of the vilification of gays on the senate floor.”
Maryland state Sen. James Brochin explaining that he changed his vote from opposition to a same-sex marriage law to support after hearing the hateful testimony of the bill’s opponents.