The article quotes Jessie Petrow-Cohen's testimony in full. Please go read it. I was brought to tears by one sentence:
The only thing that’s different about my family and every one of yours is that we have to stand here and ask you if we can legally be a family, when you can be one without asking anyone.
Jessie is right, of course.
I have no desire to force those for whom gay marriage is uncomfortable to have one, or attend one, or participate in any way. But no kid should have to wonder whether her family is safe. No kid should have to ask to have her family recognized as legitimate.