Voice for Equality: Steve Cohen

When U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) was in the Tennessee state Senate, he was the only vote opposing the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. A staunch advocate for equal rights, he wrote in a guest blog, “American history is a study in the expansion of human freedoms. What began as equality for white, male landowners has over these centuries blossomed into a guarantee of civil rights for the poor, for women, for all races, creeds, and colors. It is the natural progression of this great expansion of freedom that equal rights now, without any further delay, are extended to the LGBT community.” Stephen I. Cohen is a Member of the House of Representatives for Tennessee's 9th District, roughly encompassing the City of Memphis. He serves on the Judiciary and Transportation committees where he is a fierce campaigner for civil liberties and human rights. Rep Cohen resides in Memphis with his cats and an enviable record collection.

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