Published April 02, 2013
PHOENIX – 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.