WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his advocacy for marriage equality by participating in the third annual NOH8 On The Hill photo event. Congressman Peters, posing with NOH8’s iconic face tattoo and duct tape, joined nearly 70 new Members of Congress, including two Senators, in support of marriage equality, non-discrimination, and equal rights for all Americans.
The portraits were released by NOH8 Campaign co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley today.
As the nation prepares for the U.S. Supreme Court rulings this week on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, Representative Peters released the attached photo from the NOH8 Campaign.
“As a longtime supporter of LGBT rights and marriage equality, I am proud to support the NOH8 campaign against discrimination,” Congressman Peters said. “All Americans deserve equal treatment.”
This year’s event more than doubled the number of Congressional participants over 2012, when 26 Members participated. In 2010, 10 Members participated. The class of 2013 brings the total number of Congressional participants over three years to 100 members.
“This year’s event really showed how far we have come in so short a time,” NOH8 co-founder and photographer Adam Bouska said. “Equality and freedom appears to be highly contagious.”
The NOH8 On The Hill portraits feature members of Congress wearing duct tape over their mouths to symbolize the voices of equality being silenced by laws like DOMA and California’s Proposition 8. In addition, the NOH8 face tattoo symbolizes solidarity with others standing up for equality.