Recently more than 80 Republicans signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to support gay marriage rights when it hears back-to-back cases related to the issue this month. The move provoked anger among social conservatives leaders.
However, same-sex marriage opponents found another incident, a dust-up over remarks from Dan Cathy, the president of fast food chain Chick-fil-A, “incredibly reassuring,” Nance said.
In July 2012, same-sex marriage proponents organized boycotts of the chain because Cathy said in a radio interview that gay marriage was “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” But then conservative politicians began organizing “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” in which supporters poured into restaurants nationwide, breaking sales records.
Santorum, Nance and others expressed sympathy for Portman’s situation.
“I’m really grieving for him. I think this is a difficult situation for any parent,” Nance said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.