Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One Republicans about face

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio announced that he is now a supporter of gay marriage rights.

So, what changed?  The good senator from the buckeye state has voted against gay rights in the recent past. Turns out that his son, a sophomore at famed Yale, is gay, and dad is just now finding out. 

First of all, thanks to the son for coming out so publicly and letting his dad know that his sexual orientation is not a choice for him anymore than it was for his dad.

Second, good for the dad for allowing himself to re-think and re-consider his original position based on new facts and information.

"I have come to believe" said good ol' dad, "that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn't deny them the opportunity to get married."
Senator Portman's recent about face looms large because he the highest ranking republican to support gay marriage. 
See this article on CNN - understanding that it is usually as liberal as Fox is conservative.

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