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House Dems That Don't Back Marriage

As more and more Senate Democrats add their names to the list of marriage equality supporters, JMG reader Hong has compiled a list of House Democrats who've not yet publicly stated their support. Check out names below and please let us know if anybody doesn't belong on this list. And get to work reaching out to your rep if they've not yet done the right thing.

1.Ron Barber (AZ-2)
2.John Barrow (GA-12)
3.Sanford Bishop (GA-2)
4.Corrine Brown (FL-5)
5.Jim Costa (CA-16)
6.Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
7.John Dingell (MI-12)
8.William Enyart (IL-12)
9.Pete Gallego (TX-23)
10.Gene Green (TX-29)
11.Marcy Kaptur (OH-9)
12.Ron Kind (WI-3)
13.John Larson (CT-1)
14.Dan Lipinski (IL-3)
15.Jim Matheson (UT-4)
16.Mike McIntyre (NC-7)
17.Bill Owen (NY-21)
18.Collin Peterson (MN-7)
19.Nick Rahall (WV-3)
20.Cedric Richmond (LA-2)
21.Bobby Rush (IL-1)
22.Kurt Schrader (OR-5)
23.David Scott (GA-13)
24.Terri Sewell (AL -7)
25.Bennie Thompson (MS-2)
26.Dina Titus (NV-1)
27.Juan Vargas (CA-51)
28.Filemon Vela Jr. (TX-34)
29.Pete Visclosky (IN-1)

Our thanks to Hong!

UPDATE: The spokesman for Rep. Ron Barber writes to say that he does indeed support marriage equality and in fact co-signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court. I will further amend this post if any other House rep contacts me.

UPDATE II: JMG reader Benjamin has forwarded me a personal email from Rep. Bill Owen, who stated his support for same-sex marriage. I've lined-out Owens' name in the list above and will continue to amend this post if more confirmations arrive.

UPDATE III: Think Progress reporter Josh Israel sends us this message from the office of Rep. Dina Titus: "I would be happy to clarify the Congresswoman’s position on marriage equality. Congresswoman Titus has a strong record of support for LBGT equality and believes that LBGT Americans deserve the same legal protections and rights that federal law provides to all citizens. That includes marriage."

UPDATE IV: From the office of Rep. John Larson: "The Congressman supports marriage equality, and he has been a supporter of the Respect for Marriage Act for several Congresses"

UPDATE V: Rep. Pete Viscloskly announced his support on April 11th.

UPDATE VI: Rep. Ron Kind announced his support on April 11th.

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