Democratic Representatives Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Pete Visclosky of Indiana on Thursday endorsed gay marriage.

“My 18-year marriage to Tawni has taught me that we're both stronger because we love and support each other,” Kind wrote on his Facebook page. “I support marriage equality because if two people want to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for one another, then the government shouldn't stand in the way. As the Supreme Court deliberates the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, I'm reminded that throughout history, discrimination has never worked. I have never voted for discrimination, and I look forward to supporting legislation like the Respect for Marriage Act that will help committed same-sex couples gain the same rights as everyone else.”

Visclosky wrote on his Facebook page: “I support marriage equality for all couples and believe that every single American should be able to marry the person they love. I believe that it is unfair that, under current law, same-sex couples are legally prohibited from taking advantage of the federal laws that provide financial and legal benefits to married couples. I believe that we can no longer allow the states to discriminate against same-sex marriages. Rather, I believe that the federal government should ensure that all consenting adults, no matter who they are or who they love, have the exact same marriage rights.”

While neither Indiana nor Wisconsin allow gay couples to marry, Wisconsin recognizes such unions with domestic partnerships. But while lawmakers approved the registry, Republican Governor Scott Walker has refused to defend the law in court. Republican leaders in Indiana earlier this year postponed a vote on a proposed constitutional amendment which seeks to define marriage as a heterosexual union, saying they wanted to find out what the Supreme Court has to say on the issue before moving forward.