GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania said — through a spokesperson — he was “thrilled to attend and celebrate” his gay son’s wedding on Friday.
Congrats to the happy couple! But it sure is awkward that, just three days earlier, Thompson cast his vote against a House bill that would protect marriage equality.The Pennsylvania lawmaker was one of 157 Republicans to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act, which seeks to repeal the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act and require federal recognition of same-sex marriages in the United States.
It’s now headed to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain fate.Related: Pete Buttigieg highlights the GOP lawmakers living in the pastThe House vote came about after the Supreme Court decided last month to overturn Roe v Wade, sending the issue of abortion back to individual states.
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