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June 27, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. John Lewis celebrated with opponents of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) legislation after the U.S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. The decision is a vindication of a position Rep. Lewis has long held and adamantly express about the unfairness of the act.

May 8, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON-Today Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), all Senate and House lead sponsors, discussed the Every Child Deserves a Family Act of 2013 at a news conference in the U.S.

May 17, 2012 Press Release
Rep. Lewis Teen Dating Violence Prevention Act Closer to Becoming Law
May 10, 2012 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis released this statement today regarding President Barack Obama’s willingness to support same sex marriage equality.  Rep. Lewis has been a long-time, outspoken advocate for equal rights for many underserved Americans, including same sex couples: