"I don’t support the gay marriage… My son is by far one of the most important people in my life," said Rep. Salmon, who is a Mormon. "I love him more than I can say… I’m just not there, as far as believing in my heart that we should change 2,000 years of social policy in favor of a redefinition of the family. I’m not there."
"I don’t believe that this is a lifestyle that he chose. In fact, I remember him telling me at one point in time he said, 'Dad, do you truly believe that if I could have chosen a lifestyle I would have chosen this with all the things that come along with it?'"
"It doesn’t mean that I don’t have respect. It doesn’t mean that I don’t sympathize with some of the issues. It just means that I haven’t evolved to that station. Rob Portman apparently has."