Pennsylvania lawmaker, Glenn Thompson has come under fire on social media for attending 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.
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA.) celebrated his son’s nuptials on Friday, his spokesperson said — three days after the lawmaker voted against the bipartisan bill which would protect same-sex marriages like his son’s should the Supreme Court overturn its previous ruling legalizing gay marriage.
“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,” Thompson’s spokesperson Maddison Stone said in a statement. “The Thompsons are very happy to welcome their new son-in-law into their family.”
Glenn Thompson son, who is not being named as he is a public figure, also confirmed his father was in attendance on the day he “married the love of [his] life” in a statement to NBC News.
The wedding came after Thompson on Tuesday joined the majority of House Republicans in voting against the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality in federal law.
Who are Glenn Thompson’s children?
A member of the Republican Party, Glenn Thompson is married to Penny Ammerman-Thompson. He has three children, Kale Thompson, Logan Thompson and Parker Thompson.
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