Posted at 3:19 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2012
Rep. Earl Blumenauer does not accept the "haters gonna hate" meme. (Courtesy Rep. Earl Blumenauer)
Ten Members of Congress have joined the many, many people who have been photographed with their mouths shut.
The NOH8 campaign is “a photographic silent protest” in support of same-sex marriage where subjects are pictured with duct tape across their mouths and NOH8 painted on their cheeks.
Democratic lawmakers such as Reps. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Judy Chu (Calif.), Bill Keating (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Jared Polis (Colo.), Jackie Speier (Calif.), Niki Tsongas (Mass.) and Lynn Woolsey (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) donated their liberal mugs to the campaign.
“On the same week that Maryland and Washington stepped up for marriage equality, I stood with NOH8 in solidarity with those who are fighting Prop 8 in California,” Blumenauer said. “Gay and lesbian Americans are part of the fabric that makes this country strong. The notion that we could ask these men and women to do everything from paying taxes to serving our country in uniform while denying them the right to marry is offensive to everything I believe in as a public servant.
“I won’t stop working for equal rights in Congress until they have been extended to every American.”
As an added bonus, we hear the NOH8-ers snapped pictures of the Congressional staff as well.
“Best workday ever,” one aide told HOH.