Bil Browning

Salmon Stockholm Syndrome

Filed By Bil Browning | April 03, 2013 2:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Arizona Congressman, gay sons, Matt J. Salmon, Matt R. Salmon, Stockholm Syndrome

"He doesn't see it as not allowing his son to be with the person he loves because he knows that regardless of where marriage is, I'm going to be with the person that I love. Whether I can legally marry in Arizona or not, it's not going to change that fact and my father knows that and he accepts my desire to be with the man that I love. As far as it goes with marriage for him it's a matter of what marriage means to him - to him marriage is defined as between a man and a woman. It has nothing to do with the way he views a person's relationship, and that's the thing that I think is hard for people to understand."

-- Log Cabin Republican member Matt R. Salmon to the Washington Blade after his father, Congressman Matt J. Salmon, told reporters that while his son is gay, he still opposes marriage equality. The younger Salmon's justifications sound remarkably similar to Stockholm Syndrome; his LCR membership confirms it.

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