Republican marriage defender admits ties to "DC madam"

A Republican senator who campaigned to "protect the sanctity of marriage" and complained that the "Hollywood left is redefining the most basic institution in human history" now admits his number was in the phone records revealed by the so-called "DC madam." Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) apparently used Deborah Jeane Palfrey's escort service, which is under investigation as a front for prostitution.

"This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," said Vitter, who co-authored the "Federal Marriage Act," which sought to prevent same-sex marriages. "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there-with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way."

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