MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts has said that several Republican Party officials congratulated him on his marriage to another man.

Roberts, one of three openly gay MSNBC television personalities, and Patrick Abner married last fall in New York.

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Appearing Friday on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Roberts said that despite the GOP's official stance opposing gay marriage, RNC leaders congratulated him.

“[RNC Chairman] Reince Priebus, when I got engaged [in 2011], congratulated me at the White House Correspondents weekend,” Roberts said. “Last year, [RNC Communications Director] Sean Spicer congratulated me on getting married to my husband. Yet they incorporated into the platform of the RNC their stance against marriage equality.”

Roberts called the personal remarks “odd”: “Why congratulate me? I didn't bring it up. I didn't say, 'Give me congratulations.' But they offered it.”

Spicer responded in a statement given to “Believing marriage is between one man and one woman and being polite, courteous and respectful are not mutually exclusive.”