WASHINGTON – Rep. Glen Thompson (R-Pa.) News Says There was derogatory and privacy violations about her gay son’s recent marriage.
“It was wrong, it was absolutely wrong,” Thompson told HuffPost on Wednesday. “It’s nobody’s business – the bottom line.”
The comment was Thompson’s first public comment in response to the issue.
The wedding became national news in July as Thompson attended her son’s wedding after another man Voting against the Respect for Marriage Actwhich would codify the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Supreme Court by Roe v. Democrats moved the bill after rejecting a court ruling of Wade, 1973, which created a nationwide federal right to abortion. As with abortion, federal recognition of state-sanctioned same-sex marriage rests on precedent rather than federal law.
Democrats wanted to pass new legislation so that if the Supreme Court reverses its 2015 decision in Obergfels v. Hodges – as a conservative justice has already said that Gay marriage will remain the law of the land.
More than 40 other House Republicans voted for the bill, but Thompson said he has no regrets opposing it, because he doesn’t believe the Supreme Court will actually go there.
“It was the right vote because it was a political bill that the Democrats put up for this next election, inappropriately, to gain political mileage,” Thompson said, referring to the mid-November midterm. “Nobody wants to step in people’s way about who they’re going to marry. It was ridiculous.”
After news of Thompson’s appearance, a wedding guest provided to BuzzFeed News Toast to the father of the Congressman’s groom, Telling the outlet that “politicians need to be exposed for who they really are”—in the case of Thompson, a loving father who doesn’t personally oppose gay marriage.
The legislator described the coverage of the wedding as “very abusive, in fact, in terms of an invasion of her privacy”.
Thompson is a conservative Republican, but he has won a more sociable policy than an emphatic right wing. He is the ranking Republican on the House Agriculture Committee. On Tuesday, he co-chaired a hearing on soil health.
Thompson may get another chance to vote on gay marriage. A small bipartisan group of senators is working on changes to a House bill that would win over the 10 Republicans needed to get legislation through its chamber.
A Senate Republican who previously left the door open to backing a same-sex marriage bill told HuffPost last week that he doesn’t think the Supreme Court will overturn its decision on the issue to affect couples’ lives — even though She may have done the same on abortion. ,public opinion Polls also consistently showed that the majority of the nation never believed the Supreme Court would overturn abortion rights.)
“It seems like it’s completely unnecessary,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said of the law. “It’s just divisive. Democrats are using it – they won’t let the wound heal. They have to pick at every scab to make it a divisive issue.”
If the Senate changes the bill and passes it, the measure will be returned for another vote in the House. Thompson said he would wait and see the change before taking any position.
As for his son, he said that he only wants the best for him, the way any parent would want.
“We’ve had all kinds of hopes and aspirations for them since they were born,” Thompson said. “One of them is that they find the person they want to grow old with and spend the rest of their lives with.”