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Representative Salmon’s Gay Son Defends His Father

The son of Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.), who said this week that he still opposes same-sex marriage despite his son being gay, came to his father’s defense after receiving backlash for his stance. His son, who also named Matt, told the Washington Blade that his father is “incredibly tolerant” and was merely standing up for his personal belief about the definition of marriage. “Whether I can legally marry in Arizona or not . . . he accepts my desire to be with the man that I love,” the younger Salmon said. “As far as it goes with marriage for him, it’s a matter of what marriage means to him. To him, marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.”

Salmon said he spoke out because his father received “a lot of hateful comments” on his Facebook page after his interview earlier this week.

Representative Salmon told a local television station last weekend that even though his position on marriage hasn’t changed, “It doesn’t mean that I don’t have respect, it doesn’t mean that I don’t sympathize with some of the issues, I just haven’t evolved to that stage.”

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