Republican congressman says he was ‘happy’ to officiate gay ‘wedding’

    Updated: July 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm EST  See Comments

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    July 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-VA, presided over a same-sex “wedding,” to laudatory coverage from the Washington Post

    The men he “married,” Alex Pisciarino and Anthony LeCounte, describe themselves as “staunchly conservative” and believe that Riggleman shares their values. Both of them volunteered on Riggleman’s electoral campaign and attended several of his events in 2018. They met at a Log Cabin Republicans event. 

    Riggleman told the Washington Post, “My real belief is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all, but if it is, everybody has to be treated equally before the law.” He added, “And that is part of our Republican creed. And it also comes down to love is love. I’m happy to join two people together who obviously love each other.” 

    Riggleman represents Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, which is near Charlottesville. Upon winning the 2018 GOP primary, Riggleman told reporters at a victory rally, “There’s three things I believe in. It’s free markets. It’s free agency. And it’s the freedom to keep your own money.” 

    Riggleman has been noted as a Republican who leans libertarian. He and his wife own a craft distillery. He has joined other distillers to

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