In Photos: US members of Congress supporting the NOH8 campaign
The NOH8 campaign, which uses celebrities to highlight the ban on same-sex marriage in states across America, has released a series of photos, showing 26 members of the US Congress, supporting its campaign.
The photos were released last week as part of National Coming Out Day.
To date all 37 congressional members who have posed for NOH8 photos have been Democrats – with no Republicans.
Commenting on the photo shoot NOH8 co-founder Jeff Parshley said: “We would like to thank every Member of Congress who had a NOH8 photo taken as part of NOH8 on The Hill II. We’re still very keen to photograph our first senator and so would ask any that are contemplating supporting our campaign to reach out to us.”
Photos courtesy of Adam Bouska.
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)
“Love is love. Whether heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or transgender, no one should be denied the opportunity to express this love through marriage. I stand strong in my support of the LGBT community and marriage equality.”
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
“Projects like NOH8 are ensuring that marriage equality continues to be in the forefront of our fight for equality. I am proud to participate in the NOH8 campaign to help draw attention to this ongoing civil rights battle in our state.”
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
“There is no place on Capitol Hill or in our society for hate or discrimination. I’m proud to be part of NOH8’s campaign for equality.”
Rep Michael Capuano (D-MA)
“I have long believed in marriage equality and am proud to participate in the NOH8 campaign. Discrimination has no place in our society, and I hope the US Supreme Court will soon recognise that Proposition 8, and other attempts like it, are contrary to the freedoms granted in the Constitution.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
“I’m so proud to be part of the NOH8 effort. I think this education campaign is really going to help raise awareness and stop hate.”
Rep. Jim McGovern (D- MA)
“I’m Congressman Jim McGovern and I’m happy to be a part of this campaign. I believe we need to work together to create a more tolerant, equal society.”
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
“Our commitment to equality is a reflection our nation’s character and its strength. That is why I am proud to join the tens of thousands of participants in the NOH8 campaign and the millions of Americans across the country who are standing up for marriage equality and fairness for all our citizens.”
Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)
“We’ve got to make sure that we vote no because we believe in equality, and we believe that everybody should have a choice. That’s what our Constitution requires and what we, the people of the United States, affirmed when we aimed to form a more perfect union, establish justice and promote equality.”
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)
“This is a great campaign. I’m from California and the tragic fight we had over Prop 8 is still fresh in my mind. So this just comes full circle. NOH8 is a huge statement and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
“I’m Congressman Sam Far, a Democrat representing California’s Central Coast. I’m very excited about this campaign because it’s sad that a vocal minority has been able to deny a group of citizens their rights. We’ve got to fight for justice for everyone in this country.”