A Pennsylvania representative attended the same-sex wedding of his son three days after voting against legislation to protect the recognition of same-sex marriages
A Pennsylvania representative attended the same-sex wedding of his son three days after voting against legislation to protect the recognition of same-sex marriages.
The vote came amid concerns that the 最高裁判所 ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion access could jeopardize other rights aside from access to abortion, including 2015’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which established the rights of same-sex couples to marry nationwide.
The bill protecting the recognition passed 267-157 火曜日, 7月 19, と 47 Republicans — including three from Pennsylvania — joining every Democrat in backing it.
金曜日に, Thompson attended the same-sex wedding of his son.
「「下院議員 と夫人. 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 office said in a statement. “The Thompsons are very happy to welcome their new son-in-law into their family.”
Thompson’s press secretary also called the bill “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 pumps and grocery stores.”
The House bill would require the federal and state governments to recognize same-sex marriages, but would not stop a state from banning such marriages in the future.
に 2014, a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban, そして政府. Tom Corbett declined to appeal it.