New Jersey Teen’s Heartfelt Speech for Dads’ Right to Marry

During the NJ State Assembly’s hearing on the marriage equality bill, 15-year old Madison Galluccio urged the NJ lawmakers to grant her two fathers the right to marry.

“We aren’t different. I’m not different. And I shouldn’t have to be forced to feel like I’m different,” Galluccio said. “This is my family, and I want us to be able to have the same rights as you. So NJ, please give me my freedom.”

Her emotional plea certainly left an impact, and the Assembly committee passed the bill 5-2. The marriage equality bill now goes on to the full NJ Assembly for a vote as early as February 16.