House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer supports marriage equality


As I tweeted yesterday, the president's endorsement of marriage equality will trigger a  swarm of supporters (along with attacks by those who "prefer" to discriminate).

Kudos to Steny Hoyer.


“Because I believe that equal treatment is a central tenet of our nation, I believe that extending the definition of marriage to committed relationships between two people, irrespective of their sex, is the right thing to do and will not, in any way, undermine the institution of marriage so important to our society nor impose a threat to any individual marriage. It will, however, extend the respect due to every one of our fellow citizens that we would want for ourselves and our children.”