Friday, February 14, 2014

Cooper Joins NOH8 Campaign for Marriage Equality

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:59 AM

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Talk about Coopmentum.

Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper — a far-from-radical Democrat, from a state with a constitutional amendment effectively banning same-sex marriage — is taking part in this year's NOH8 on the Hill photo event, as you can see above. The NOH8 campaign promotes "marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest."

The campaign's annual event on Capitol Hill is of the visual variety — U.S. Senators and Representatives pose for portraits in solidarity with those "silenced by anti-gay legislation around the world" and right here at home. Cooper joined 20 members of Congress taking part in this year's event. He's the first member of the Tennessee delegation ever to do so.

“America is about bigotry toward none and equality for all,” Cooper says, in a release from his office.

More information about the campaign, and portraits of other congressional types can be found here.

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