GOP Congressman With Gay Son Won't Support Marriage Equality

MattsalmonRepublican Arizona congressman Matt Salmon and GOP Ohio Senator Rob Portman both have one thing in common: an openly gay son. But they differ in their views on marriage equality. As you know, one time anti-same-sex marriage advocate Portman reversed his opinion after his son revealed he was gay. Salmon, however, has not.

In an interview with Arizona's 3TV, Salmon says this about his gay son and marriage equality: "I don't support the gay marriage...My son is by far one of the most important people in my life. I love him more than I can say.”

He adds, “I’m just not there as far as believing in my heart that we should change 2,000 years of social policy in favor of a redefinition of the family. I'm not there. ”

And how does he feels about Portman's recent change of heart? "I haven't evolved to that stage and Rob Portman apparently has."

Let's hope Salmon gets to that stage very soon.

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. It's really quite sad that this man places his bigoted beliefs and his political ambitions above the love of his own flesh and blood. I guess I shouldn't be surprised though. Christians have been sacrificing their loved ones or selling their souls for personal gain for 2000 years. Rep. Salmon is merely following the long held Christian tradition of believing that being a christian makes him better and more important than anyone else. Selfishness is at the heart of his core beliefs.

    Posted by: Robert M. | Apr 1, 2013 11:45:33 PM

  2. Hey Matt! Your dads a bigot.

    Posted by: Louis | Apr 8, 2013 8:44:17 PM

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