Voice for Equality: Jim McGovern

U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) has been a U.S. Representative for Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District since 1997. McGovern is the Vice Chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation, and a member of the House Budget Committee. He cosponsors the bills H.R.1592 - Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which passed the house 249-175 on 4/29/09, as well as H.R.2015 - Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

McGovern is also co-chair of both the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the House Hunger Caucus. He is a supporter of marriage equality and has been a leader in the fight to prevent adding marriage discrimination amendment to the federal constitution in 2006. "This bill, to put it simply and bluntly, is about adding discrimination and intolerance to the United States Constitution," said Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass. on the proposed federal Marriage Protection Amendment (H.Res. 918) to the US Constitution, July 18, 2006.

Thanks to Michelle Marzullo for nominating Congressman Jim McGovern as a Voice for Equality!

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