Arizona GOP Rep. with gay son "not there" on backing same-sex marriage

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April 2, 2013
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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, whose about-face on same-sex marriage recently detonated a storm of pressure for conservatives to state their positions on the issue, has evidently "evolved" on the issue since learning his son was gay, Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., told Phoenix TV station KTVK. "I haven't." As a Republican in Congress whose son, also named Matt, is openly gay, Salmon said, "I don't support the gay marriage." While he said he doesn't believe his son made a decision to be gay, he added, "I'm just not there as far as believing in my heart that we should change 2,000 years of social policy in favor of a redefinition of the family."