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Tom Marino

U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

—Nominated to be Drug Czar but withdrew nomination after legislation he sponsored hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration in its fight against the U.S. opioid crisis and "helped pump more painkillers into parts of the country that were already in the middle of the opioid crisis," according to The Washington Post and 60 Minutes.

Opposes marriage equality: “Tom believes that marriage is between man and woman. He supports the Defense of Marriage Act, a law enacted by President Clinton that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman and makes it clear that no state is forced to recognize a homosexual marriage sanctioned by another state.”

Said in an American Family Association of Pennsylvania survey that he considers the United State Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision to be neither constitutionally sound nor the law of the land; also voiced opposition to extending civil rights protections to LGBTQ people.

Answered a Christian Coalition survey in support of a federal marriage amendment banning marriage equality.

Voiced opposition to an LGBTQ-inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act. (Pg. 30 in link)

Co-sponsored so-called Marriage and Religious Freedom Act, a bill that would allow organizations to discriminate against LGBTQ people without penalty.

Voted against a measure that would have barred federal contractors from holding government contracts if they discriminate against LGBTQ people.

Indicated support for the military’s discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Resigned from his position as U.S. Attorney amid a corruption investigation.