Republican Senator Attended His Gay Son's Wedding Days After Voting Against Bill To Protect Gay Marriage

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Republican Senator Attended His Gay Son's Wedding Days After Voting Against Bill To Protect Gay Marriage

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Republican Senator Glenn Thompson attended his gay son’s wedding just days after voting against a bill to protect gay marriage. 

In yet another example of the irony of the decision-making coming from United States politicians, the Pennsylvania representative shared how ‘blessed’ he was to have a new son.

Thompson’s spokesperson Maddison Stone, said in a statement: “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.

Credit: Sipa US / Alamy
Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

“The Thompsons are very happy to welcome their new son-in-law into their family.”

Thompson was one of 157 House Republicans who voted against the bill last week, according to NBC News

He was in the minority, with 47 of his conservative colleagues joining the Democrats to pass the bipartisan measure.

Incidentally, just three days later on that Friday night, Senator Thompson was actually in attendance at a gay wedding and even made a speech in support of his son.

The lawmaker, controversially got up to give his ‘blessing’ for their marriage.

According to Buzzfeed News, Thompson said: “We’re just blessed, and we just want to say thank you to everyone here as part of the celebration.”

Thompson noted that all a parent wants is for their child to be healthy, safe, inspired and ‘as they grow and as they get a little older, we also hope and pray they’re going to find that one true love so that they have the opportunity to experience that'.

He continued: “We love it when they find their one true love, especially when they become a part of our families then. That’s what we’re rooting for.”

Ah yes, no better way to root for their gay sons than to publicly vote against their happiness.

Who wouldn’t have loved to be a fly on the wall when the Senator made his gay marriage 180.

There is concern within the LGBTQIA+ community and Democrats that the US Supreme Court could strip away the right to same-sex and interracial marriage in a similar manner to their overturning of abortion rights.

The Respect for Marriage Act is now being considered by the Senate, where 10 GOP lawmakers will have to cross the floor to side with all 50 Democrats in order for the legislation to be sent to President Joe Biden’s desk.

According to The Guardian, at least five Republican Senators have already indicated they will support the bill.

Topics: Politics, LGBTQ, US News, Republicans

Jayden Collins
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