All three voted in favor of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, as well as a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2004 and 2006. They are the last of the black Democrats to oppose same sex marriage rights. This comes as Rep. Kay Hagan (D-NC) became the latest lawmaker to back marriage equality.
Even Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts opined that gays and lesbians are powerful politically.
Roberts: Politicians are “falling all over themselves” to endorse same sex marriage so gays and lesbians have to be “politically powerful”
— AdamSerwer (@AdamSerwer) March 27, 2013