Republican Drops Support For Anti-LGBTQ Bill After Daughter Calls Him Out

(Photo: Christel Highland)

A Republican politician from Kansas has apologized and removed his name from a bill characterising same-sex unions as “parody marriage” after his daughter publicly shamed him for sponsoring it in an open letter, reports The Independent.

Christel Highland, the daughter of state representative Ron Highland, wrote the letter to her father on Facebook this week, asking him why he would “openly attempt at policy that elevates hate and hurts my family or friends.”

Soon after, the legislator admitted endorsing the bill “was a mistake.”

The controversy surrounds House Bill 2320 – which aims to have same-sex marriages deemed “parody marriages” and allow the state to deny them.