Representatives David Scott of Georgia
and Kurt Schrader of Oregon are the latest House Democrats to endorse
In response to an inquiry about the
congressman's position, progressive blog Think
Progress reported that it received an email from Scott's office
which simply read: “Congressman Scott fully supports marriage
According to blog
JoeMyGod, Scott told a constituent that he was a guest at former
Congressman Barney Frank's wedding last summer.
Scott twice voted for a proposed
constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union.
Two weeks ago, Schrader sent a
statement in support to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's
largest gay rights advocate.
“After many discussions with my
constituents, I have decided to support marriage equality. I
recently traveled on the civil rights pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama
with the Faith and Politics Institute. This trip reaffirmed my
commitments to civil rights for all, including gay and lesbian
Americans. I supported civil unions in the Oregon Legislature. I
now believe that while religious institutions should retain the right
to perform marriages as they please, the government should not deny
the rights of same sex couples to receive marriage licenses,”