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U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore Joins HRC’s American for Marriage Equality

​Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary

Today HRC released a video ad featuring Congresswoman Gwen Moore for our Americans for Marraige Equality campaign.  In the video, Rep. Moore states, “I’ve always fought for equality and justice in America, which is why I think it’s wrong to tell two people in love they can’t get married, just because they’re gay or lesbian.”  The video can be viewed online at

Congresswoman Gwen Moore represents Wisconsin’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving since 2005, and is the first African-American to represent the state in Congress.  Rep. Moore scored a 100 percent on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress and is a co-sponsor of a number of pro-LGBT equality bills, including the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).   She has also been a vocal supporter of including LGBT-specific provisions in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

This is the twenty-seventh release by HRC for the Americans campaign.  Past videos feature Bryan Cranston, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Melissa Harris-Perry, fun.’s Jack Antonoff, Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Stanley Tucci, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Cybill Shepherd, Kristen Bell, Jason Mraz, Rossana Rosado, The Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, Michael K. Williams, Aisha Tyler, Scott Fujita, Josh Charles, John Leguizamo, Julian Bond, Mo’Nique, and Mayor Cory Booker.

About 53 percent of the American public supports marriage for same-sex couples, according to a number of nonpartisan polls, including Gallup, CNN, and Washington Post/ABC News.

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