I'm proud that I'll have stood on the right side of history: In support of full marital rights for same-sex couples.
My stance on this issue isn't politically expedient. I am the first Muslim in the legislature. Homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam. As such I have evinced much grief from my most conservative supporters.
But I recognize that I represent people of all faiths and no faith at all. If I tried to enforce religion by law — as in a theocracy — I would be doing a disservice to both constituents and to my religion.
See, this is what happens when these Mozzlems take over. They slowly, ever-so-quietly, try to impose sharia law on us all while we're not watching. You just can't trust them.
OK, now that we got that out of our system, here's a few facts about Saqib Ali:
* He went to high school in Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is punishable by law.
* He is the first Muslim delegate to be elected to the Legislature in the State of Maryland.
* His stance has surprised conservatives among his supporters.
Click here for more on this story. Compare Mr Ali's stance to that of a New Zealand Labour MP on civil unions.
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