Gay activists and allies won't soon be tipping their hats to U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami -- she's one of only 30 Democratic House members who this week didn't co-sign a marriage equality brief to the Supreme Court.
David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement notes that Wilson and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson are the only Florida Democrats in Congress who didn't offer their support.
Democratic Reps. Joe Garcia, Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Lois Frankel of South Florida all signed, as did GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, did not.
Nelson is one of 13 Democratic U.S. senators who didn't sign a brief.
Last year, SAVE Dade honored Nelson at its annual May fundraiser. Nelson told me at the time, “I have a record fighting against discrimination and standing up for people’s civil rights based on their sexual orientation."
Nelson wouldn't reveal his position on marriage equality. “I believe marriage should be left to the states, and Florida voted on same-sex marriage in 2008,” he said.