This is the new talking point to delay or get out of answering on the new law to protect marriage equality. First they deny there is a threat to same sex marriage saying it is settled law. That was the code words they used with Roe and we see what happened with that right. Next they say it is a messaging bill, which in some respects it is. It tells same sex couples that the Democrats and the country support their marriages and will put them in law to protect them. The message the republicans are trying not to send is that they are against the marriage equality because they don’t want to piss off the gays that vote for them and the big money gays that donate to them. Also this is a case of something that is good for an elite lawmaker but not for the public. They can do it but make laws against you doing it. I hate that. Hugs
A Republican lawmaker attended his gay son’s wedding just three days after joining the majority of his GOP colleagues in voting against a House bill that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage.
The gay son of Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., confirmed to NBC News on Monday that he “married the love of [his] life” on Friday and that his “father was there.” NBC News is not publishing the names of the grooms, neither of whom is a public figure.
Thompson’s press secretary, Maddison Stone, also confirmed the congressman was in attendance.
“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,” Stone said in an email, adding that the Thompsons are “very happy” to welcome their new son-in-law “into their family.”