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Senator Rob Portman: Reverses Decision on Gay Marriage


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He invited CNN to his Senate office to reveal the news.

"I'm announcing today a change of heart on an issue that a lot of people feel strongly about that has to do with gay couples' opportunity to marry," Portman told CNN.

It has to do with another revelation, one deeply personal. His 21-year-old son, Will, is gay.

"I've come to the conclusion that for me, personally, I think this is something that we should allow people to do, to get married, and to have the joy and stability of marriage that I've had for over 26 years. That I want all of my children to have, including our son, who is gay," said Portman.

Will Portman told his father and mother he is gay two years ago, when he was a freshman at Yale University.

"My son came to Jane, my wife, and I, told us that he was gay, and that it was not a choice, and that it's just part of who he is, and that's who he'd been that way for as long as he could remember," said Portman.


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Portman says his son, now a junior in college, helped him work through his decision to announce his change in position on gay marriage and blessed the idea of publicly announcing Will Portman's sexuality.

"I think he's happy and, you know, proud that we've come to this point, but he let it be my decision just as you know, it's going to be his decision as to the role he plays going forward in this whole issue," said Portman.


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Last year, when Romney was vetting Portman to be his running mate, the Ohio Republican informed both Romney and his top campaign advisers that he has a gay son.

"I told Mitt Romney everything," said Portman with a laugh. "That process is, intrusive would be one way to put it. But, no, yeah, I told him everything."

Portman, who was ultimately passed over as the GOP vice-presidential candidate in favor of Rep. Paul Ryan, said the fact that his son is gay was not the deal breaker for Romney. How does he know?

"Well, because they told me," said Portman.









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genro
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Liberals will still bash him for taking so long, and for the fact that it took him having a gay son to realize this.


Book it.






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No. We will congratulate him on his new found intelligence.





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and for the fact that it took him having a gay son to realize this.
To be fair, this seems like a common occurrence with republican politicians, Dick Cheney for example. Still, it's good news, and will likely be received as such.






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No. We will congratulate him on his new found intelligence.

Read the first comment at the end of the article






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Read the first comment at the end of the article


They are so intolerant of other people's intolerance



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Yeah. It's pretty sad that it took having a gay son to realize his errors.





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Yeah. It's pretty sad that it took having a gay son to realize his errors.


He evolved on the issue. The President evolved only because Joe Biden made him before the election.



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Would it have been better for him to NOT change his mind after he found out his son was gay?

He can't win.



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Yeah. It's pretty sad that it took having a gay son to realize his errors.



His errors?







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thetigerman
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No it's clearly better to have a representative or senator that has a grip on reality





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Yeah. It's pretty sad that it took having a gay son to realize his errors.


At least he had the courage to admit he was wrong all those years.






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His errors?


If I need to elaborate then you aren't paying attention.






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No it's clearly better to have a representative or senator that has a grip on reality

So anyone who has ever been against gay marriage at any point in their life (which includes barack obama and every president ever and just about every liberal/democratic politician ever prior to the early 2000s) is schizophrenic?

Brilliant.






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If I need to elaborate then you aren't paying attention.



That's pretty juvenile.






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At least he had the courage to admit he was wrong all those years.


It's what I find most admirable.






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Obama changes his stance on gay marriage - celebrate in the streets

Republican changes his stance - castigate him






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Would it have been better for him to NOT change his mind after he found out his son was gay?

He can't win.


I noticed Rob Portman was Catholic yesterday when everyone was making comments about Pope Francis. Then I saw a poll that has Catholics actually favoring gay marriage at a higher percentage than the rest of the country which I thought was really interesting.

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The Quinnipiac University poll found 54 percent of Catholics support same-sex marriage while just 38 percent are opposed, compared to a 47-43 percent margin among all American voters.

Both margins represent a reversal from the 36-55 percent opposition among all voters the group found as recently as July 2008.







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If I need to elaborate then you aren't paying attention.



Look at me! I'm tolerant and better than you and this Senator!!!







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Wow you're really reaching here.





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