Representatives Jared Polis of Colorado, Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Jackie Speier of California are among the 10 U.S. House members who have joined the NOH8 Campaign.

The NOH8 Campaign is the silent protest which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. The group is helmed by photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. The pair photograph celebrities, politicians, professional athletes and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.

Also posing for the campaign are Representatives William Keating of Massachusetts, Judy Chu of California, Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts, Barbara Lee of California, Eleanor Holmes North of the District of Columbia and Lynn Woolsey of California.

“Equality before the law is an American value articulated in our Constitution and it's at the heart of the NOH8 Campaign,” said Polis, one of four House members who are openly gay. “With a focus on our nation's value of freedom and an unflagging insistence on equality for all, we can look forward to a time when equal rights for all is a given.”

“Don't be fooled, I'll never be silenced about marriage equality,” said Norton.