PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman who son is homosexual says he isn’t ready
to support gay marriage.
Republican Rep. Matt Salmon told KTVK-TV over the
weekend that he still believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Salmon says his son is one of the most important people in his life and that he
loves him. Although he doesn’t consider homosexuality a choice, Salmon says he’s
not in favor of changing social policy to redefine marriage.
Salmon has a reputation as a staunch social conservative.
Fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says his stance on gay marriage
began to change in 2011 when his college-aged son told him he was gay. Portman
says he now supports gay marriage in states that choose to allow it.
Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/