“We should not enshrine bigotry under the cover of religion. It’s not just bad practice—it’s un-American,” he said in his statement.

Kirk’s statement comes as no surprise because he has always been a big supporter of the homosexual agenda. In 2013, he was one of only 11 Republicans to sign onto an amendment that would give gay partners access to their spouse’s social security payments. He has also been an outspoken supporter of gay marriage.

The Senator has long been a politician who has bucked his party. Kirk was given a low lifetime rating of 51 percent on the Heritage Foundation legislator scorecard for his often center-left voting record.