GOP Lawmaker Attends Gay Son’s Wedding Days After Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) celebrated his gay son’s wedding less than a week after he voted against a bill that would protect his son’s right to have one.

A spokesperson for the congressman told NBC in a statement that he and his wife were “thrilled to attend and celebrate their son’s marriage” and were “very happy” to welcome their new son-in-law to the family.

All Democrats and a significant number of Republicans ― 47 of 211 House GOP members ― voted in favor of the bill. It’s now in the hands of the Senate, where its fate is uncertain.

After voting against the legislation, Thompson’s spokesperson told the Centre Daily Times in Pennsylvania that the bill was “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.”

In his dissent in the ruling last month that overturned Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas mentioned the Obergefell ruling as one that stood to fall by the same reasoning the conservatives had employed to end abortion rights.

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