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February 12, 2016

Coons Is Red in the Face Over Gay Marriage

Sure, it’s become en vogue for Senate Democrats to come out in support of gay marriage this week. But several members are taking things a step further — with at least 13 members changing their Twitter avatars in support of gay marriage.

While most lawmakers took the easy way out by simply adopting the new red and pink equal sign, Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons painted his face red.


Somewhat surprising — considering he announced just Monday his conversion on the issue — Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is proudly displaying the equal sign.


Other members (all Democrats) who got into the spirit of the two day Supreme Court arguments over marriage equality include: Sens. Robert Menendez, N.J., Frank R. Lautenberg, N.J., Benjamin L. Cardin, Md., along with Reps. Diana DeGette, Colo., David Cicilline, R.I., Niki Tsongas, Mass., William Keating, Mass., Rosa DeLauro, Conn., Sam Farr, Calif., and James P. Moran, Va.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida also changed her avatar.

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