By Eugene Scott
After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Mike Pompeo, the president’s nominee to head the State Department, called the decision “wrong” and “a shocking abuse of power.”
In a statement condemning the decision, the then-congressman said:
“I am deeply saddened by the Supreme Court’s ruling that imposes legalized gay marriage on the 70 percent of Kansans who voted to honor and protect the traditional definition of marriage as the union between one man and one woman. It is a shocking abuse of power. It is wrong. I will continue to fight to protect our most sacred institutions.”
Now that President Trump wants his former CIA director to be America’s top diplomat, Democratic lawmakers and activists wonder whether he will protect the rights of gay people globally.
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