Republican Congressman Who Officiated Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ Receives No Confidence Vote From Local GOP

(Newsweek) A Republican congressman in Virginia received a no-confidence vote from a local GOP committee after he recently officiated a same-sex “wedding.”

On July 14, Rep. Denver Riggleman, (R-VA) married two campaign volunteers, Alex Pisciarino and Anthony LeCounte, at King Family Vineyards, about 15 miles from Charlottesville.

“I’m a Congressman. I represent everyone,” Riggleman, 49, told the Washington Post after the ceremony. “And I’ll tell you this, really, love is love, if you’re gonna talk about it that way. So that’s what I did, and I was just so proud that I was able to do that.”

But it didn’t sit well with pols in the 5th Congressional District Republican Committee, who tried unsuccessfully to officially reprimand Riggleman during a closed meeting last Saturday.

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