GOP senator reverses gay-marriage stance after son comes out

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GOP senator reverses gay-marriage stance after son comes out

By Joel Roberts, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 6 hrs ago

Rob Portman (Charles Dharapak/AP)A prominent conservative senator said Thursday that he now supports gay marriage.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told reporters from the Columbus Dispatch and other Ohio newspapers that his change of heart on the hot-button issue came two years after his son, Will, told him and his wife that he is gay.

"It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that's of a Dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have—to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years," Portman said.

In an interview with CNN, Portman said his son, then a freshman at Yale University, told him "that he was gay, and that it was not a choice, and that it's just part of who he is, and that he'd been that way for as long as he could remember."

The dramatic announcement comes just a week before the U.S. Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a measure Portman co-sponsored as a member of the House in 1996.

Portman was on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate last year. He said he informed Romney during the vetting process that he had a gay son, but that the issue was not a deal breaker for Romney.

He also told CNN that he sought guidance from former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose daughter Mary is openly gay.

Portman said Cheney's advice to him was simple: "Follow your heart."
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Someone is setting himself up for a run.
 

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What?! Doesn't this man know that gay marriage leads to ejaculation in colons, terrible lesions, and the gay cancer?
 

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What?! Doesn't this man know that gay marriage leads to ejaculation in colons, terrible lesions, and the gay cancer?
Him and his son shall keep the fires of Hell bright.
 

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He's expected to support gay marriage but also support a ban on disappointment.
 

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How nice of him to be for it when he's affected.
Some people need that to come around. Who cares how he came to it? Better than being a Mormon that only supports gay marriage because of lobbyists and voters, like Harry Reid.
 

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How nice of him to be for it when he's affected.

At least he's intelligent enough to realize the error of his ways and see the truth of the matter.

If gays want to be married, more power to them for doing so.

Hope they enjoy their forced sodomy in the divorce courts. :action-sm
 

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Didn't Dick Cheney do the same thing like over 10 years ago
 

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At least he's intelligent enough to realize the error of his ways and see the truth of the matter.

If gays want to be married, more power to them for doing so.

Hope they enjoy their forced sodomy in the divorce courts. :action-sm
If its two men do they both get fucked or just the top?
 

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Fuck the Evangelicals. The GOP sucking their asses over marriage equality is one of the many reasons Obama has once twice. Do you actually expect a member of a Tennessee mega church that is a member of the NRA to simply abandon the GOP and vote DNC because the gays are allowed to get married?

Evangelicals are so freaked out by a second Obama term they will vote for donkey fuckers to be able to marry donkeys if it means not being taxed to death to keep lazy people farting through Sean John jeans and driving Escalades with 22's.