The republican who changed his viwes on gays becose his son is gay portman
By Steve Benen. Wisconsin Gov. Rick Perry R , another White House hopeful, embraced the anti-gay argument without hesitation. ThinkProgress reported :. Because gay activism is central to their lives, it would unavoidably be a topic of conversation within a Scout troop.
Rob Portman and His Brave, Gay Son
It’s All Relative: 8 Prominent Republicans With Gay Family Members / Queerty
Everyone was on Cloud Nine last week when Sen. Rob Portman R-OH announced he was supporting same-sex marriage because his son was gay. Below, we take a look at eight GOP stalwarts with queer kin and see how they line up with the gay community. Chaz Bono was still identifying as a lesbian when her father, former Palm Springs mayor and pop icon Sonny Bono, was elected to the House of Representatives.
Republican senator with gay son now backs gay marriage
In a column in Monday's Yale Daily News, Will Portman describes his emotional 'coming out' journey, and how it led his conservative dad, Sen. Rob Portman, to support gay marriage. March 25,
Rob Portman discusses his views on gay marriage in his office on Capitol Hill. Rob Portman on Thursday announced he has reversed his longtime opposition to same-sex marriage after reconsidering the issue because his year-old son, Will, is gay. Portman said his son, a junior at Yale University, told him and his wife, Jane, that he's gay and "it was not a choice, it was who he is and that he had been that way since he could remember. The conversation the Portmans had with their son two years ago led to him to evolve on the issue after he consulted clergy members, friends -- including former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose daughter is gay -- and the Bible. Portman said his son didn't push him to make his announcement, though he "encouraged me.