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Lawmaker barred from speaking to legislature for fear that he might violate “God’s law”
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By Pat Cunningham
June 28, 2013 11:10 a.m.

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HERE‘s one for the books:

An openly gay lawmaker was silenced by colleagues on the Pennsylvania House floor Thursday when he attempted to speak about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

State Rep. Brian Sims [above] took to the House floor on Thursday to discuss the high court’s landmark ruling, which found the federal law barring the government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by states to be unconstitutional. However, as WHYY News and Philly.com report, Sims’ remarks were blocked by several state lawmakers using a procedural maneuver.

One of those lawmakers, conservative state ...

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