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Rep. Schiff Announces Almost 40 Members of Congress Have Participated in NOH8 Campaign

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  Last month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hosted a photo shoot with the NOH8 Campaign titled, “NOH8 on The Hill.” At the event, Members of Congress and their staffs were invited to pose for a photograph in support of the NOH8 Campaign and lend their voice towards LGBT rights and marriage equality.

During the event, Schiff commented on his support of the campaign saying, “Two people that love each other—regardless of their gender—should be able to make the same lasting commitment of marriage. That’s why I am proud to participate in and support the NOH8 campaign. Through NOH8, over 25,000 participants have voiced their belief that everyone should have the same rights, regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation. Our friends, neighbors and family members deserve to have their commitment recognized and the NOH8 campaign is on the forefront of that important battle.”

Joining eleven other Members who had previously participated in the NOH8 campaign, the following Members of Congress took part: Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep Michael Capuano (D-MA), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Jim McGovern (D- MA), Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA), Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA), Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-NJ), Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-CA).   Previously posing for NOH8 were Adam Schiff (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), William Keating (D-MA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Nicki Tsongas (D-MA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Jackie Speier (D-CA).

The NOH8 Campaign is a global art protest project conceived by photographer Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley in opposition to California’s Proposition 8, that banned gay marriage. Past participants include Meghan McCain, Cindy McCain, Dr. Drew, Marlee Matlin, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, Lt. Dan Choi and more.

For a link to the NOH8 website and photos visit:

http://www.noh8campaign.com/article/noh8onthehill2

 

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