Happy Mother’s Day: Six Amazing Political Moms Standing Up For Marriage Equality

The LGBT movement has picked up some very fierce female allies in the fight for marriage equality. Washington governor Christine Gregoire (at right) sheltered the issue’s fair-weather passage in her rainy state, while Maryland’s First Lady Katie O’Malley went so far as to call anti-gay lawmakers “cowards” in the heat of the moment.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d we sing the praises of these fine women (mothers all), who have helped champion the cause. There are of course many more hot mamas on the local, state and federal level. Nominate your favorite in the comments!

Click through to see the six fiercest political moms standing up for equality.


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  • Troglodyte

    Sweet bleeding Jesus, is there nothing else on gay peoples’ agenda these days other than getting maaaaaarried?

  • MikeE

    @Troglodyte: yes, because other than the dozens upon dozens of pointless posts about half naked underwear models, that’s ALL you find on Queerty… only threads about marriage.

    Grow up. You certainly merit your user name.

  • briander

    What a terrific tribute to the mothers and political leaders of our time.

    Let us not forget Secretary Clinton however. Her courageous and eloquent speech given earlier this year in recognition of International Human Rights Day is a defining moment for international LGBT rights. She is another true leader of our time.

  • Vklortho

    @Troglodyte: There might be more pressing issues, but the one of marriage is one of the lower hanging fruits. What argument do they have against it? Freedom of religion? It violates the freedom of religion of more liberal religions/denominations to forbid them from performing gay marriages. The issue of gay marriage forces the so-called party of small government to back pedal and explain why its okay for government to interfere in people’s personal lives.

  • John Doe

    If gays want marriage equality then marry the opposite sex like the rest of us. Marriage is between a man and woman 30 states agree with me

  • Paul Mc

    @John Doe- a gay man should marry a woman? What kind of debasement of the idea of marriage is that? To marry someone you don’t even love?

    Also, slavery was okay because the Southern States all agreed with it? I don’t think so.

  • Robert in NYC

    @John Doe: You’re an idiot. A gay man or woman marrying someone of the opposite sex wouldn’t even be a marriage because there would be no sexual activity to consummate it. theeefore it would be null and void. Another thing, there is no law in any western country mandating procreation as a primary reason for marriage. Millions of childless hetero couples marry, some choose not to have children, others can’t for a variety of reasons.

    30 states may agree with you, but eleven countries, six American states and Mexico city don’t. More will follow.

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