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HRC Unveils Facebook Quiz on Anti-LGBT Members of Congress

Today HRC unveiled a new Facebook quiz app that allows users to test their knowledge on anti-LGBT statements made by members of the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.  The subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow on the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

Statements on the quiz include members calling for President Obama’s impeachment over DOMA, making wild claims about employment discrimination protections and saying gender neutral forms undermine the bedrock of our nation.  Subcommittee members included are Reps. Trent Franks, Mike Pence, Steve Chabot, Randy Forbes, Steve King and Jim Jordan.

The Republicans will have two witnesses testifying at the hearing.  The first is Maggie Gallagher, chairperson of the board of directors for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).   NOM is an organization dedicated to preventing the legal recognition and acceptance of same-sex marriage and civil unions, among other things.  The Republicans’ other witness will be Ed Whelan, President of the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center and former George W. Bush lawyer.   The Democrats’ witness will be Carlos Ball, a renouned legal scholar and law professor at Rutgers University.

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