Happy Mother’s Day: Six Amazing Political Moms Standing Up For Marriage Equality

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA)

Nancy Pelosi is the OG of ally politicians: The San Francisco lawmaker has been championing the cause of LGBT equality for  twenty years, long before it was cool.

In 1996, Pelosi voted against the Defense of Marriage Act. In 2004 and 2006, she voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment. And, of course, she vociferously opposed Prop 8. Most recently, the former Speaker of the House was the first member of Congress to say outright that she wants marriage-equality language included in the 2012 Democratic National Party platform.