Friday, March 15, 2013

Sen. Rob Portman For Gay Marriage

In case you missed it Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in an interview with CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash reversed his position on gay marriage stating, “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 & to have the joy & 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.” Portman who campaigned rigorously for Romney's failed bid for the White House has decided to stand on the right side of history & support marriage equality. He told CNN that he never suspected that his son was gay stating, "My son came to Jane, my wife, & I, told us that he was gay & that it was not a choice & that it's just part of who he is & that's who he'd been that way for as long as he could remember. I think he's happy & 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.” Last year when Portman was being considered as Romney’s possible running mate & he informed both Romney & his top campaign advisers that he had a gay son. Portman was ultimately passed over as the GOP vice-presidential candidate in favor of Rep. Paul Ryan. This may have been the deal breaker for the anti gay Romney camp but perhaps with so many GOP leaders coming out for gay marriage his political future may become brighter.
Listen to interview…. 


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