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.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.