On Nov. 14, Congressman Keith Ellison used Facebook to announce that he's in support of the NOH8 campaign, a protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, after Proposition 8 was passed in California.
California voters passed Proposition 8 in 2008 which amended the state's Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. According to the NOH8 website, Bouska and Parshley have taken photos of more than 30,000 people wearing tape across their lips which symbolizes "their voices being silenced by Prop 8."
On Facebook, Ellison wrote:
Proud to join the NO H8 Campaign to stand for liberty and justice for ALL Americans.
Ellison joined other celebrities, children and military officers who have also publically displayed their support for the cause.
His Facebook post garnered more than 20 comments and hundreds of likes. Facebook friend Forest Eidbo said:
I like the effort. But we did see that hate is a very hard thing to put away, even for Ellison during an election. Remember that debate on KFAI?
Another Facebooker said:
Thanks, Keith! Best representative ever! I'm proud to vote in this district.
So, what do you think about Ellison's public display of support for NOH8? Tell us in the comments.