Young hero takes on pompous politician

Via Trail Mix: When Senator George Allen addressed a town hall meeting in Culpeper, VA on Tuesday, 16-year-old Tully Satre pressed the potential presidential candidate to ask why he withdrew his past support for hate crimes legislation and why Allen supported an anti-marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “I, as of now, do not have the choice to be married,” the teen told Allen. “Yes, you do!” shot back the Senator, suggesting that he can marry a woman.

Satre stood his ground in front of the Senator, winning respect from the largely-conservative audience. Read a full account on Tully Satre’s blog.

People like Tully give me hope for the future. Small acts of defiance like this one and Cecilia Fire Thunder’s Planned Parenthood clinic will help turn the tide in our favor.

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