iOS app Android app

Rob Portman Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Now Linked With Senator And His Possible 2016 Bid

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was...

Jennifer Bendery

Group Vows To Defeat Rob Portman In 2016 Over His Support For Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's only been a week since the 2014 elections, but the National Organization for Marriage is already vowing to defeat Sen. Rob Portman ...

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political momen...

Repentance Politics, Repentance Theology

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Harvey

We seem to be maybe, finally, oh so slowly going through a sea change on lesbian and gay rights. Cultural acceptance -- incomplete still, of course -- came first, and it seems like maybe political and religious acceptance may follow.

Poll: GOP Voters React To Portman's Gay Marriage Stance

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

Republican disapproval of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has jumped 13 points since he announced his support for gay marriage, according to polling release...

Democrat Promises To Challenge Rob Portman For His Vote Against Gun Control Bill

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

Ohio State Rep. Bob Hagan (D) was so incensed by Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) vote against background check legislation on Wednesday that he quickly we...

Republican Senator Mark Kirk Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) announced his support for same-sex marriage Tuesday, becoming the second Republican senator to do so after his colleague Sen. ...

Democratic Holdouts On Gay Marriage Targeted By New Petition

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

With the recent flood of Senate Democrats announcing their support for gay marriage, progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org launched a campaign Tuesday...

Rob Portman's Son, Will Portman, Writes About His Dad's Gay Marriage Conversion

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) announcement earlier this month that he supports same-sex marriage was a profound moment in the gay rig...

Karl Rove: 'I Could' See A GOP Candidate Supporting Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

Count Republican strategist Karl Rove among the folks who see a possible GOP evolution on gay marriage. In an appearance on Sunday's edition of ABC...

Lila Shapiro

Before The Supreme Court Considers Gay Marriage, An American Change Of Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Before his son came out to him, Mike Neubecker had never thought about same-sex marriage. It was 1991; few Americans had. Sodomy was still a crime and...

Gay Marriage: The Tide Has Turned and There's No Going Back

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Dreier

Although no one can be sure how the current Supreme Court justices will vote, the American public has already made up its mind. Public support for gay marriage has hit a new high.

Michelangelo Signorile

Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

GOP Senator: 'I'm Not Gay. So I'm Not Going To Marry One.'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said that he won't be following Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) recent support for gay marriage. "I’m not gay. ...

Conservatives Can Learn From Rob Portman

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Did he not realize that the sons and daughters of many of his constituents, who are indeed also loved by their parents no less than Portman loves his own son, had been treated unfairly due to the laws that he had supported?

WATCH: More Republicans For Marriage Equality

Matt Baume | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

As always, it's been a busy week for marriage equality. There was Rob Portman and his gay son, Obama's comments on the cases before the Supreme Court, and lots of legislation advancing from Colorado to Rhode Island. And of course there was the news about Hillary.

Reince Priebus: Marriage Is Between 'One Man And One Woman'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said the party's platform on gay marriage has not changed despite the massive effort sp...

Queer in Public

Courtney Baxter | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney Baxter

For some, the threat of violence is too real, and the simple act of holding hands or kissing on a street corner would be unwise and unsafe. But for the rest of us, we have the capability to shift the tides by making ourselves visible.

Conservatives Go After Senator's Gay Son

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Days after Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) publicly reversed his stance on same-sex marriage, conservative pundits and activists have singled out the polit...

Ryan Grim

Rob Portman Meets With Senate Republicans To Talk Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rob Portman (R-Ohio) met Tuesday with his fellow Senate Republicans to discuss his surprising shift on the issue of gay marriage, which ...

Phyllis Schlafly: RNC Should 'Ignore' Rob Portman

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

In an announcement at the National Press Club on Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Sen. Rob Portman "will be supporte...

Thanks, Sen. Portman, But...

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

What about the opponents of same-sex marriage who do not have gay children? What about the bullies of LGBT youth? What about the perpetrators of hate crimes? What about religious leaders who preach hate? What will it take for these people to reexamine their beliefs?

Sam Stein

Top Consultants Think Republicans Will Back A Pro-Gay Marriage Presidential Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's announcement on Monday that she supported same-sex marriage was hardly earth-shattering. Who, after all, believed that...

The Portmans: Profiles In Courage

Tom Carpenter | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

Sen. Portman could have remained silent about his son's coming out. That inaction would have been politically expedient for a conservative member of the Republican Party. Instead, he took to the air and wrote an op-ed explaining why he had changed his position on marriage equality.

Why Was Rob Portman's Stroke of Empathy So Shocking?

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Keegan

Let's hope that Sen. Portman's change of heart on marriage equality isn't just an anomaly, but that instead it's a visible crack in the foundation of a Republican Party that has allowed itself to be taken over and ruled by a dogmatic right-wing fringe.