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Rob Portman Marriage Equality

Lila Shapiro

Moms Make Personal Pleas For Rob Portman To Support ENDA | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Joe Herron was always nice to the gay customers who came into the national retail store where he worked in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. But his friendl...

We Should Respect Our Straight Allies' Coming-Out Journeys

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

I've been disturbed by some reactions from the gay community to three specific public announcements regarding coming out and gay rights. In each instance the person announcing their sexual orientation or their support for same-sex marriage has been vilified.

The Day I Had To Face My Republican Father Over Gay Marriage

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

I relate to the family of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on many levels. Like Will Portman, I am also the son of a staunch Republican dad to whom I came out. As with the Portmans, our political viewpoints and their conflicts with our individual integrity brought us to a moment of truth.

New Coke Republicans

Alex Palombo | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The GOP lost the last few elections because they had awful ideas behind their ad campaigns. They are the New Coke of party politics -- and like the soda, they're not selling.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?

The Portmans: Profiles In Courage

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Don't Give Rob Portman a Free Pass

Dan Treadway | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

Rob Portman is a good father for changing his view on this issue so that he may support the rights of his son. But the fact that he was only able to feel empathy for the plight of gay people in this country only after the issue directly affected him is definitive proof that he is an unfit politician.

Sherrod Brown Praises Portman For Gay Marriage Reversal

Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

The ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI — Ohio's senior U.S. senator is praising Republican Sen. Rob Portman for now supporting gay marriage. Democrat...

GOP Senator's Son 'Proud' Of Dad For Gay Marriage Reversal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Will Portman, son of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), said Friday that he was "proud" of his father for making a public reversal in favor of marriage equali...