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Joe Walsh Praised for Family Values by Conservative Group

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It seems family values is more about opposing gay marriage and opposing "choice" than it is about supporting one's own children. At least that's how the Family Research Council Action (FRCA) sees it naming Joe Walsh a "True Blue" member of Congress for "unwavering support of the family" despite the Joe Walsh child support battle currently in court.

Walsh is the only Illinois congressman to be named on the true blue list, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

It seems that members of Congress are voted onto the true blue list by their voting record. Those who have voted to repeal Obamacare, de-fund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion, and support the idea that marriage should only be between a man and a woman have been named on the list, reports the Sun-Times.

"I am proud and honored to be recognized by the Family Research Council as the only member from Illinois with a 100 percent pro-family voting record," Walsh said in a news release.

While Walsh and his "100 percent pro-family voting record" receive praise by some, his ex-wife is currently embroiled in a $100,000 child support battle with the congressman. Walsh is accused of owing the unpaid child support for his three children, though he says he doesn't have to pay it due to a verbal agreement he had with his ex-wife.

Regardless of the reasons behind the Joe Walsh child support battle, the fact remains that he and his wife divorced and he did not pay child support for his children for several years. However, the congressman opposes gay marriage and that's apparently enough to be lauded by Family Research Council Action.

Related Resources:

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  • Joe Walsh Praised As 'Pro-Family' By Family Research Council, Despite Child Support Issues (Huffington Post)
  • Child Support (FindLaw)
  • The Joe Walsh Child Support Battle Continues (FindLaw's Chicago Family Law Blog)

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