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The dichotomy of US Representative GT Thompson


Congressman who has a gay son, votes against gay marriage

By Michael T. Baldwin

Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson attended his gay son’s wedding last Friday. This just a few days after he and 156 other House Republicans voted against a bill to codify same-sex marriage. The bill comes at a time when 71% of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, supports same-sex marriage, according to a Gallup poll last month. Thompson represents the 15th District, which includes the City of Bradford and all of McKean County. Thompson’s press secretary, Maddison Stone, confirmed to NBC news that the congressman and his wife attended the wedding and welcomed their new son-in-law into the family.
His website says: A community leader and a volunteer firefighter with over three decades of service, GT says he is acutely aware of the challenges facing Pennsylvania communities. As Republican Leader of the Agriculture Committee and a senior member of the Education & Labor Committee, GT is in a unique position to bring his expertise and knowledge to bear on the issues facing rural businesses, communities, and families, in order to improve the lives of the citizens of the Fifteenth District.

*In 2017, this reporter(Michael T. Baldwin) won the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters statewide award for best local news for an interview with Rep. Thompson. The investigation involved GOP fundraising efforts and the amount of time required by the party to spend raising cash.  Listen to an excerpt of that interview:

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