It’s very rare to see a conservative with a conscience, (otherwise known as a closeted liberal) so we felt we should give credit where credit is due. Back in March, Lynne Osterman, who was elected as a Republican to the Minnesota legislature offered this tearful apology for casting a “politically expedient” vote for Minnesota’s “Defense of Marriage” law that outlawed same-sex marriage.
Osterman says, “I served as a Republican because of my interest in smaller government. And it was incredibly counter-intuitive to me to then upon my arrival, tell citizens how the government wanted them to live their lives. I didn’t’ come to St. Paul to single out same-sex couples and their families. But in my only term as a member…..I cast a politically expedient vote in favor of DOMA and I have regretted that ever since.”
In May, Minnesota voted to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Watch the video uploaded to YouTube: