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07/02/2013

Meet the 29 white, Republican, straight-identified men who hope to turn U.S. Constitution into weapon against gays

by Jeremy Hooper

These are the twenty-nine U.S. Representatives who are co-sponsoring the current go-nowhere attempt to put a Federal Marriage Amendment into the U.S. Constitution. Marvel at the diversity:

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Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6]
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Rep Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1]
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Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5]
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Rep. Paul Broun Jr. [R-GA10]
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Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3]
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Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4]
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Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8]
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Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX1]
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Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4]
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Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
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Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KA1] (*SPONSOR)
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Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
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Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3]
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Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
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Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4]
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Rep. James Lankford [R-OK5]
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Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC11]
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Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19]
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Rep. Steve Palazzo [R-MS4]
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Rep. Steve Pearce [R-NM2]
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Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC9]
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Rep. Joseph Pitts [R-PA16]
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Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6]
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Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA9]
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Rep. Chris Smith [R-NJ4]
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Rep. Steve Stockman [R-TX36]
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Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]
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Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3]
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Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10]


H.J.Res. 51: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. [GovTrack.US]

Note to the GOP: If you're trying to deny that your bill is discriminatory, probably try to find at least one person from at least one minority population. I mean, you'd still be wrong and your bill would still be exceedingly discriminatory. But at least the optics would be better.

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