POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Andy Hertzberg's Marriage Proposal Interrupts D.C.'s Same-Sex Marriage Hearing (VIDEO)

In round two of the D.C. Council hearings on marriage equality, a gay couple took their relationship to the next level. For his testimony to the panel, Andrew Hertzberg popped the big question.

"I would like to take a huge step in my own life," Hertzberg said. "Andy Rollman, I'd like to ask you: Will you marry me?"

Most council members approved of the gesture and offered congratulations, ABC 7's Sam Ford reported. But those there to testify against gay marriage weren't as supportive. Barbara Morgan, a gay marriage opponent, called the proposal a lack of respect.

Nearly 270 people signed up to speak before the panel, with most witnesses in favor of gay marriage, Ford reported.

WATCH the proposal here: