REP. MIKE THOMPSON RELEASES STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-1) today released the following statement on marriage equality following President Obama’s statement that he supports same-sex marriage.
“Today, the President took an historic stand for love, equality and civil rights. All couples – gay or straight – should have the right to marry who they love, and I commend the President for his public support of same-sex marriage,” Thompson said.
Thompson co-authored legislation that ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and has supported legislation that gives state and local law enforcement the tools to prosecute hate crimes based on sexual orientation.
Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 1st Congressional District, which includes the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, and Yolo. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.
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