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GOP Rep.'s gay son defends father's opposition to marriage equality

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CBS News
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April 4, 2013
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Recent remarks by Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., saying he doesn't "support the gay marriage" was "nothing I didn't already know," the congressman's openly gay son, also named Matt, told the Washington Blade. Rep. Salmon earlier this week told Phoenix-based TV station KTVK that he hasn't "evolved to that station" that Sen. Rob Portman, "apparently has," in light of the Ohio Republican's about-face on same-sex marriage months after his son came out to him as gay: "It doesn't mean I don't have respect; it doesn't mean I don't sympathize with some of the issues," Rep. Salmon said. "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."