GOP Senator Flips On Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•11 Mar 15, 2013

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a leading conservative who was on Mitt Romney’s shortlist for vice president, announced the reversal of his longstanding position against same-sex marriage, saying he had a change of heart after his son came out to him two years ago. What do you think?

  • “Politics is so heartwarming.”

    Kathryn Helme –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Let’s hope his kid has a tough time finding affordable health care.”

    Lee Swart –
    Wharf Worker

  • “When I told my dad I was gay, all he did was agree.”

    Tristan Vassiadi –
    Machine Engraver