Man Pops Question During Gay Marriage Hearing

See, Kanye, this is an interruption the crowd actually liked
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 2:15 PM CST

(Newser) – A stuffy DC city council hearing might not be most people’s idea of a romantic place to get engaged, but maybe the chance to be a YouTube celebrity made it all worth it for Andy Hertzberg and Andy Rollman. That, or they were hoping to drum up sympathy for the cause of gay marriage, which both were there to give public testimony about. Either way, it worked.

Mediaite compares Hertzberg to Kanye West, but it actually was his turn to speak. Most people who saw the stunt seemed to approve, including most of the council. But a few, naturally, were outraged. “I have never!” sputtered one gay marriage opponent. “For something like this to happen in the council chamber… there’s no respect!”