Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe this week used a procedural maneuver to block his gay colleague Democratic Rep. Brian Sims from offering remarks on the floor of the House after the Supreme Court ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act. "For me to allow him to say things that I believe are open rebellion against God are for me to participate in his open rebellion. There is no free speech on the floor," Metcalfe said. Sims is the first openly gay lawmaker to be elected to the state General Assembly.
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