Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) has come out for marriage equality and announced he'll support DOMA repeal legislation in a message on Facebook:

KindMy 18-year marriage to Tawni has taught me that we’re both stronger because we love and support each other. I support marriage equality because if two people want to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for one another, then the government shouldn't stand in the way.

As the Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, I’m reminded that throughout history, discrimination has never worked. I have never voted for discrimination, and I look forward to supporting legislation like the Respect for Marriage Act that will help committed same-sex couples gain the same rights as everyone else.

There are just seven House Democrats now who have not taken a position on same-sex marriage. They are Reps. Jim Costa (CA), Cedric Richmond (LA), Kurt Schrader (OR), David Scott (GA), Terry Sewell (AL), Bennie Thompson (MS), and freshman Filemon Vela (TX).


  1. andrew says

    Five of the seven democrats listed above, represent very Red State Districts. If the Democrats are interested in regaining control of the U S House, they should be given a pass on this issue. The most important thing for the the forces of progress in America, is for the Democratic Party to regain control of the U S House and keep control of the U S Senate, two things that are far from certain.

  2. Bill Perdue says

    Democrat bigots and even the occasional republican are tripping all over themselves trying to rebrand – evolve.

    They’ll cease being bigots when they repeal Bill Clintons DOMA and pass a robust ENDA as they could have done in 2009 and 2010 but refused to do so.

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