Sen rob portman gay son
In a newspaper opinion piece on Friday, shortly before the Supreme Court is to hear arguments in two key cases on the issue, the Ohio senator said he now supports gay marriage. As a Congressman, and more recently as a Senator, I opposed marriage for same-sex couples. Then, something happened that led me to think through my position in a much deeper way. It was the latest show of public support for gay rights.
Coming out: How Sen. Rob Portman’s gay son charted his path
Coming out: How Sen. Rob Portman’s gay son charted his path - auditoriya.info
Portman previously served as a U. He worked briefly in the White House during the George H. Bush administration before entering the U. House of Representatives , representing the eastern half of Greater Cincinnati and neighboring counties along the Ohio River , and serving six consecutive terms.
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, But for the gay teenage child of a prominent Republican politician with national ambitions — and a record of opposing any expansion of gay rights — coming out may seem so risky, so emotionally fraught, as to be not worth it.
Rob Portman R-Ohio , once a staunch opponent of gay marriage, says that he now supports same-sex nuptials after his son told him he was gay. Jane and I were proud of him for his honesty and courage. The only difference was that now we had a more complete picture of the son we love. Portman also said that he informed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney that his son was gay when he was being interviewed as a possible running mate.