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Glenn Greenwald defends Matt Gaetz’s vote against gay marriage and Twitter can’t even with him anymore

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Once-respected journalist/right wing golden boy Glenn Greenwald has come to the defense of his buddy Matt Gaetz after the anti-LGBTQ congressman voted against codifying same-sex marriage into federal law.In a series of tweets, Greenwald, who is gay and married to a man, defended Gaetz’s vote against the Respect For Marriage Act, which would bar states from discriminating on the basis of “sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin” against couples who wish to get married.Related: Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Greenwald team up with website for right-wing extremists because of course“In 2015, Florida banned adoptions by same-sex couples,” he tweeted yesterday. “The bill in the lower house to rescind that ban was sponsored by then-State Rep. @mattgaetz.

It passed the Senate only because he convinced his father, a powerful GOP Senator, that the ban was wrong.”(For the record: This isn’t true.

Gaetz’s father said he supported the bill because an appeals court had already declared the ban unconstitutional five years earlier, in 2010.

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