Saturday, March 7, 2015

44 Dem Senators and 167 Dem Reps Signed onto an Amicus Brief for Marriage Equality. Who Didn't Sign?

Earlier today, 211 members of Congress—167 House members and 44 senators—signed onto an amicus brief calling for the Supreme Court to rule same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional:
“As federal legislators who represent families across this nation, we believe that —like DOMA — state marriage bans deny our citizens the equal protection that the Constitution guarantees,” the brief says. “We urge the Court to make the Constitution’s promise of equality a reality for gay and lesbian couples throughout the nation and reverse the judgments below.”
(The full 38-page filing is available in the article linked above.) 
When I saw that 44 senators and 167 representatives had signed, my first thought was, "Who didn't?"
Two Democratic senators did not sign: Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tom Udall (D-NM).

Since Eleanor Holmes Norton of DC was one of the 167 signers in the House, and the caucus stands at 188, that leaves 22 House Democrats who didn't sign:

Sanford Bishop (GA-02)
Corinne Brown (FL-05)
G. K. Butterfield (NC-01)
Lacy Clay (MO-01)
Emmanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Gwen Graham (FL-02)
Gene Green (TX-29)
Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15)
Eddie Johnson (TX-30)
Bill Keating (MA-09)
Rick Larsen (WA-02)
Dan Lipinski (IL-03)
Collin Peterson (MN-07)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
David Scott (GA-13)
Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Filemon Vela (TX-52)
Pete Visclosky (IN-01)

If you live in their districts, give them a call.

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