Openly gay Pennsylvania lawmaker silenced on DOMA by colleagues citing 'God's Law'

Huffington Post
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June 28, 2013

An openly gay lawmaker was silenced by colleagues on the Pennsylvania House floor Thursday when he attempted to speak about the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. Sims said he had no intention of criticizing gay marriage detractors, and had only planned to highlight the importance of the court's ruling.

Rep. Brian Sims is the first openly gay legislator to be elected into the Pennsylvania legislature.