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Rep. Glenn Thompson Stands By Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage Before Gay Son's Wedding

Added 09-14-22 01:54:03pm EST - “The Pennsylvania Republican suggested his opposition to the federal Respect for Marriage Act was not hypocritical.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Rep. Glenn Thompson Stands By Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage Before Gay Son’s Wedding”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON — Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) says news stories about his gay son’s recent wedding were disrespectful and an invasion of privacy.

“It was wrong, it was just absolutely wrong,” Thompson told HuffPost on Wednesday. “It’s not anybody’s business — bottom line.”

The wedding became national news in July because Thompson attended his son’s wedding to another man after voting against the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

Democrats moved the bill after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 court decision that created a federal right to abortion nationwide. Just as abortion did, federal recognition of state-approved same-sex marriages hinges on precedent rather than federal law.

Democrats wanted to pass new legislation so that if the Supreme Court does overturn its 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges — as one conservative justice has already said it should — same-sex marriage would remain the law of the land.

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