GOP lawmaker attended gay son's wedding 3 days after voting against same-sex marriage
The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., got married on Friday. A few days earlier, his father voted against the Respect for Marriage Act.
BY: Zachary Schermele
|Rep. Glenn Thompson is "thrilled" |
to have a new son-in-law
but voted against LGBTQ rights.
A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage.
The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., confirmed to NBC News on Monday that he “married the love of [his] life” on Friday and that his “father was there.” NBC News is not publishing the names of the grooms, neither of whom is a public figure.
Thompson’s press secretary, Maddison Stone, also confirmed the congressman was in attendance.
“Congressman and Mrs. Thompson were thrilled to attend and celebrate their son’s marriage on Friday night as he began this new chapter in his life,” Stone said in an email, adding that the Thompsons are “very happy” to welcome their new son-in-law “into their family.”
Gawker was the first to report on the nuptials in an article published Thursday, the day before the ceremony, though it was not reported whether the lawmaker would attend.
In an email last week to the local newspaper Centre Daily, Stone called the Respect for Marriage Act “nothing more than an election-year messaging stunt for Democrats in Congress who have failed to address historic inflation and out of control prices at gas pumps and grocery stores.”
When did "GOP" become a synomym for "hypocrisy"?ReplyDelete
The GOP stands for 'POWER, MONEY and more MONEY. (have you even heard of 'Machivelli'--the power and prince?)Delete
This drives the hypocrisy.
As long as 'my side is winning', the world is fair.
AND I will do ANYTHING TO PROTECT MY INTERESTS....*
*lying, cheating, miseducating the masses, false imprisonment,consorting with other crooks, thieves ect...
I wonder how many of the two grooms friends and associates showed 'restraint' during the ceremony.
OR was the ceremony 'close family only' along with the Senators security detail?