Thompson brings ‘sadness’

Dear Editor:

I am writing regarding recent actions and events in the life of our Congressman, Glenn Thompson (15th US District).

On July 19 he voted against a Bill in the House of Representatives entitled the “Respect for Marriage Act.” This bill’s purpose was to protect the right to same-sex marriage federally and to require states to recognize this right.

Three days later, on July 22, the Congressman attended his son’s same-sex marriage. The Thompsons issued a statement that they were “thrilled to attend” the wedding and welcomed their new son-in-law into their family, stating they were “blessed to have a new son enter the family.” As good parents do, they wanted their son to be happy.

But no one else’s son can be happy.

I feel sadness for all those families.

Barbara Lucia,



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