Wednesday, August 12, 2009

pro-gay marriage Muslim delegate stirs conservatives

In 2007, Saqib Ali became the first Muslim elected to the Maryland state legislature. But Ali made headlines again this year in July, after his Op-ed supporting same sex marriage was published in a local newspaper. The piece gained him support among gay rights groups, but also stirred his conservative base and relatives against him. Ali talks about his decision, his role as a public servant and the separation between religious beliefs and public policy.

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