After Voting Against Marriage Equality, a Gop Lawmaker Goes to His Gay Son's Wedding

Three days after voting against a House bill that would have codified federal protections for same-sex marriage, a Republican lawmaker attended the wedding of his gay son. 

Rep. Glenn Thompson's (R-Pa.) gay son said on Monday, "Father was there" as he "married the love of [his] life" on Friday. 

Both grooms are private citizens, so we aren't going to publish their names. 

Maddison Stone, Thompson's press secretary, also verified the congressman's presence. 

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 

In an article published on Thursday, the day before the ceremony, Gawker broke the news, though it was not specified whether or not the lawmaker would be present. 

In an email to the Centre Daily last week, Stone characterized the Respect for Marriage Act as "nothing more than an election-year messaging stunt for Democrats in Congress who have failed to address historic inflation and out-of-control prices at gas stations and grocery stores."