U.S. Rep. John Lewis, long the Congressional representative for the Fifth District in Atlanta, is a stalwart supporter of the gay civil rights movements. He appears at Pride events, campaigns at gay events and lends his support for marriage equality and other legislative efforts.
But just in case you aren’t aware of what an ally Lewis is for LGBT causes, listen to a recent interview he did with the Gay Agenda where he opined on gay rights, marriage equality and other issues.
It is unfortunate that a segment of our society fails to see that we all should be treated like human beings, that we all are citizens of the United States of America. I’ve taken the position and I’ve long held this position that I fought too long and too hard against discrimination base on race and color not to stand up and speak out against discrimination based on sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter if someone is gay or straight or whether someone believes in a different philosophy or different religion. We’re one people, we’re one family, and we’re one house. There is not any room in American society for discrimination based on sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter whether someone is gay or happens to be lesbian or transsexual. We’re one people; we’re one family, the American family.
Read or listen to more of Lewis’ interview with the Gay Agenda.
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