Voice for Equality: John Lewis
February 12, 2009
US Representative from Georgia since 1987, Lewis was a leader of the American Civil Rights movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In a 2003 Boston Globe opinion piece, he wrote:
"It is time to say forthrightly that the government's exclusion of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters from civil marriage officially degrades them and their families."
Read more about John Lewis on his Voices of Equality page, including his 1996 speech before the House of Representatives opposing the Defense of Marriage Act.
Jim D. nominated Congressman Lewis as a Voice for Equality.
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