Hall, the oldest serving member of Congress at age 90, is a supporter of the Defense of Marriage Act, and his appearance at the reception was met with shock and confusion.
After getting some refreshments and making small talk, Hall inquired as to the whereabouts of the lawmaker whose event he thought he was attending.
It turns out he and his staff were supposed to be in another event hall. After discovering he was in the wrong place, the anti-gay conservative quickly left the premises.
"At that moment I realized that this was not the reception I intended to attend, and I put down my glass, thanked the sponsor, and told him we would be leaving," Hall said.
Following an article about the event mix-up entitled "Ralph Hall Lets His Hair Down," Hall joked, “I would just say that while I do have a good head of hair for a 90-year-old, I do not have the quantity of hair, nor the inclination, to let it down.”
GOP Rep. Ralph Hall, a DOMA supporter, wandered into Victory Fund Pride reception. He seems to be lost. pic.twitter.com/N2fgx3Sb5f— Justin Snow (@JustinCSnow) June 5, 2013