rep. jason chaffetz

“I see my position more as a support of traditional marriage than it is an attack on gay marriage. I think I have a core moral belief in traditional marriage, and I’m willing to stand up and stand tall for traditional marriage”

SOUNDBITES — “I see my position more as a support of traditional marriage than it is an attack on gay marriage. I think I have a core moral belief in traditional marriage, and I’m willing to stand up and stand tall for traditional marriage. … It has led to a whole series of very aggressive personal attacks, but go ahead, I don’t care. It doesn’t phase me much. … I am the only member of my family who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a convert. My younger brother Alex is about as conservative as it gets, other than maybe Attila the Hun. My older half-brother (John Dukakis — who changed his last name from Chaffetz to match that of his famous stepfather, Michael Dukakis) is about as liberal as it gets.” —Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who’s intent on nixing D.C.’s gay marriage law, who notes his father John, despite writing a book in favor of gay partnerships, is actually a “very conservative person” (via)