Katie O’Malley can get it.
The ferocious first lady of Maryland has stood steadfastly behind her governor-husband’s push to legalize same-sex unions, and even spoke out about it yesterday in Baltimore at Creating Change, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 24th annual Conference on LGBT Equality.
On the lawmakers who blocked a marriage equality bill last year, O’Malley said, “There were some cowards that prevented it from passing.”
The Washington Post says these remarks weren’t even prepared. Going off-script: so fierce.
(And look how she’s flirting with one of the conference’s cute staffers in the photo at right! Total fag hag, obvi.)
NAACP president Benjamin Jealous also can get it: Giving the conference’s keynote address, he talked about his transgender brother and pledged to help make sure the gender identity anti-discrimination bill is passed.
“I made a choice: if you pick a fight with my brother—whether it is because you say we ain’t like you or he ain’t like us—you have picked a fight with me.”
Photo via Maryland GovPics