PHOENIX -- Arizona congressman Matt Salmon isn’t ready to change his opinion on gay marriage.
In a recent interview with 3TV, Salmon said that while he has a son who is gay, he’s not a supporter of same-sex marriage.
“I’m just not there in believing in my heart,” said Salmon, adding, “My son is one of the most important people in my life. I love him more than I can say.”
Rep. Salmon has maintained a reputation as a staunch social conservative throughout his political career.
Republican Senator Rob Portman recently announced that he had changed his opinion on same-sex marriage after learning that his son is gay.
“It doesn’t mean I don’t have respect, it doesn’t mean I don’t sympathize with some of the issues, it means I haven’t evolved to that station, Rob Portman apparently has,” said Salmon.
Same-sex marriage has been a big topic of discussion this week as the Supreme Court examines the issue of marriage equality.
You can watch all of Rep. Salmon’s comments on same-sex marriage and other topics this Sunday on a new episode of Politics Unplugged at 5:30 p.m.