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Arizona GOP Rep. Salmon says he doesn't support same-sex marriage despite gay son

Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona.AP

An Arizona congressman whose son is homosexual says he isn't ready to support gay marriage.

Republican Rep. Matt Salmon told KTVK-TV over the weekend that he still believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Salmon says his son is one of the most important people in his life and that he loves him. Although he doesn't consider homosexuality a choice, Salmon says he's not in favor of changing social policy to redefine marriage.

Salmon has a reputation as a staunch social conservative.

Fellow Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says his stance on gay marriage began to change in 2011 when his college-aged son told him he was gay.

Portman says he now supports gay marriage in states that choose to allow it.

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