Who is Kale Thompson? GOP Rep Glenn Thompson voted AGAINST same-sex marriage before attending gay son's wedding
The wedding caused furor as it took place just three days after Glenn cast a vote against a House bill that would have guaranteed federal protection for same-sex marriage
GOP Rep Glenn Thompson attended his gay son's wedding on the night of July 22. However, it was not clear which of his sons it was. NBC News first reported Thompson's attendance at his son's wedding following his vote against the Respect for Marriage Act last Tuesday. The pictures on social media have now revealed that it was Glenn's son Kale Thompson, who got married to Phil Green, his long-time lover, at the century-old J Franklin Styer Nursery in Northern Pennsylvania.
According to DailyMail, the couple posed for pictures in front of a wooden wedding temple festooned with flowers and vines. However, the couple's celebration came under the scanner as the wedding took place just three days after Glenn cast a vote against a House bill that would have guaranteed federal protection for same-sex marriage, including Rep Matt Gaetz and Rep Jody Hice.
According to CNN, Thompson was one of 157 House Republicans to oppose the legislation, which would codify the right to same-sex and interracial marriages nationwide. Among the other politicians who voted in favor of the bill include Reps Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Don Bacon of Nebraska, Mike Garcia of California, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and John Katko of New York. Glenn's press secretary, Maddison Stone, told Centre Daily Times, "This bill was nothing more than an election-year messaging stunt for Democrats in Congress who have failed to address historic inflation and out-of-control prices at gas pumps and grocery stores."
Glenn Thompson's speech at the wedding leaked
Although Kale has been identified as the son who got married his personal details are still under the radar. However, one of the wedding guests leaked Glenn's speech during the wedding. According to BuzzFeed News, who acquired the audio clip, Glenn was heard saying, "We're hoping that they find their way, find opportunity, they find inspiration. And as they grow and as they get a little older, we also hope and pray they're going to find that one true love so that they have the opportunity to experience that: Someone to grow old with. So we're just really thankful that you're here." He further said, "It actually goes beyond that, as parents - we love it when they find their one true love, especially when they become a part of our families then. That's what we're rooting for."