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Rob Portman Same Sex Marriage

Republican Governor Makes Quick Reversal On Civil Unions

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) seemingly endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples on Wednesday, only to backtrack Thursday, saying he used the term "loos...

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?

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.

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

Rob Watson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay 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.

We Should Respect Our Straight Allies' Coming-Out Journeys

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay 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.