Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on
Thursday became the first Republican Congress member to pose for the
NOH8 Campaign, which raises
awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending
California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
The campaign was on
Capitol Hill for its NOH8 on The Hill photo shoot.
“Meet our 1ST Republican Congress
member to pose for #NOH8onTheHill!” the NOH8 Campaign tweeted.
“Thank you @roslehtinen for taking the lead!”
While Ros-Lehtinen's official photo
won't be released for a few weeks, she posed for the campaign in a
cream-colored pantsuit and pink blouse.
The NOH8 Campaign later tweeted that 45
members of Congress participated in Thursday's photo shoot, including
Representatives Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Dave Loebsack of Iowa,
Donald Payne Jr. of New Jersey, Jim Moran of Virginia and Michelle
Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Senators Martin Heinrich of New
Mexico and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.