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Senator, who represents his constituents, Reverses Opinion on Gay Marriage Because He finds Out His Son is Gay

Home - by - March 15, 2013 - 12:26 America/New_York - 34 Comments

So that’s how it works? What if his gay son was banging the hairy ass of an illegal alien? Portman would cave on that, too?
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) speaks to the crowd at Ohio Republican Sen. candidate Josh Mandel's election night rally in Columbus, Ohio, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Republican senator reverses stance against gay marriage

Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, a longtime opponent of same-sex marriage, said he now believes gays have a right to marry after learning two years ago that his son is gay.

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  1. MM

    March 15th, 2013

    Surprised?

    Nothing like flexible principles huh?

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  2. Dr. Tar

    March 15th, 2013

    Just another shiny object to distract from the socialist running up the bill before the world’s creditors come looking for someone to pick up the tab.

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  3. Czar of Defenestration

    March 15th, 2013

    Maybe after losing more and ever more elections with GOP idiots like this, they’ll try,

    “Vote GOP! We’re *FABULOUS*!”

    DEATH TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

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  4. Anonymous

    March 15th, 2013

    R-H-I-N-O, R-H-I-N-O, R-H-I-N-O and Portman was his name-O

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 15th, 2013

    Isn’t Portman a RINO? [one of Romney's friends] Pretty squishy if I remember correctly, so this is no surprise.
    Like a liberal, it’s all about how he feeeeels at the moment.

    There are gays who don’t support gay marriage, but no one ever calls them “homophobes”. Well, not yet, anyway.

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  6. demonrat dave

    March 15th, 2013

    Just to piss the left off I tell people that gays don’t have a marriage equal to mine because I’m not just married but I am married under God. Sorry folks, it’s not a right, it’s a reality.

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  7. old_oaks

    March 15th, 2013

    He should switch parties then.

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  8. Unslung Hero

    March 15th, 2013

    One Toad over the line!!! He is from my state!!! Crap!! and from his website>>>>.. Tada

    “So that their children would be raised with the same Ohio values that Rob treasured from his youth, Rob and his wife, Jane, kept their home in Ohio and Rob commuted to Washington for over 14 years during his time in Congress and in the Cabinet.”

    OK……Is it Jed or Will? or is it jedwill?

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  9. Maudie N Mandeville

    March 15th, 2013

    What was his reasoning for being in favor of traditional marriage in the first place? It was better for children to be raised with a mother and a father…but now it’s not?

    People like this make me puke. If it were my son, I’d tell him that it doesn’t change my love for him but I’ll be damned if he brings a lover over or expects me to attend his ‘wedding’ or change my position on gay marriage and adoption.

    That goes for Cheney, also.

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  10. Jeff

    March 15th, 2013

    WHAT! Another republican compromising his principles and ethics because of a change in his circumstances? I am shocked, I tell you. Just positively shocked. But since being re-elected is the sole aim (that and more money and power over others) of being in office, I am sure he will have no problem with asking the various homosexual groups for a contribution.

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  11. Columba

    March 15th, 2013

    My senator, unfortunately. And if his other son is arrested for stealing, will he try to get laws against theft repealed?

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  12. reddecaesari

    March 15th, 2013

    he was always for homosexuals.

    look at him.

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  13. D B COOPER

    March 15th, 2013

    “Semper Gumby” as the SeaBees would say.

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  14. Birdie Num Num

    March 15th, 2013

    I’ve noticed that the high profile ‘conservative’ blogs are now going pedal-to-the-metal promoting state sanctioned fecal-rectal unions in the gullible hope that adopting this idiocy will garner future support among the pop culture-brain washed recent generations of the populace to win elections.

    The foolishness of humankind is again inviting unbounded tragedy.

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  15. persecutor

    March 15th, 2013

    And it has nothing to do with him wanting to reside in the WH.

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  16. Stranded in Sonoma

    March 15th, 2013

    Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.

    — Groucho Marx

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  17. Stranded in Sonoma

    March 15th, 2013

    This is just proof that he never believed in the sanctity of marriage in the first place. You don’t change something fundamental like that because you find your child has decided to lead a homosexual lifestyle. You would tell him, “Fine. You’re a homosexual. I still don’t believe in homosexuals marrying each other and will vote against it at every opportunity. If that is a point of contention between us, then so be it. I will not compromise my principles for you or anyone else.”

    What he said was, “My principles are unimportant and can change at any time. Just like my vote.”

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  18. sTevo

    March 15th, 2013

    There is always “recall” option, if enough gay haters in Ohio are up to it. How did this R guy get elected in Ohio anyway?

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  19. Birdie Num Num

    March 15th, 2013

    Heh.Yeah right, sTevo Moby, “gay haters”.

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  20. sablegsd

    March 15th, 2013

    commiecrats and republicoms. not a fucking bit of difference.

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  21. ronterf

    March 15th, 2013

    Spineless,weak,whimp,go whatever way the wind blows,
    convictionless excuse for a man. or just typical politician.

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  22. dude

    March 15th, 2013

    Now I know why his son turned out gay……

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  23. DaveVA

    March 15th, 2013

    I just sent this to family in Ohio. Principles don’t change, votes will have to.

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  24. Tim

    March 15th, 2013

    It’s an abuse of the language.

    You can call a dog’s tail a leg, but it’s still a tail.

    Whatever the perverts do – it isn’t marriage.

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  25. Stirrin the BS

    March 15th, 2013

    Nothing like building your house on a foundation of sand rather than the rock of Christ Jesus.

    Way to go chameleon.

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  26. hockeytex

    March 15th, 2013

    Wow…so much hate in the comments. Like it or not gay marriage is here to stay.

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  27. reddecaesari

    March 15th, 2013

    @hockey

    i don’t hate homosexuals.
    i pity the act.

    also fear for their eternal doom.
    free will gives all of us choices. and the agenda of homosexuals is to say no choice. so the leftists have infiltrated and indoctrinated all levels of social structure.

    those that convince the young that homosexuality is okdokey, commit the unpardonable sin.

    so take your “hate” meme, and go troll gawker. you will find fellow travelers there.

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  28. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    March 15th, 2013

    Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    You wanna get hitched, do it another way. Get your own.

    We don’t hate gays – we hate the “victim” class.
    Gay or otherwise.

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  29. Aunt Liz

    March 15th, 2013

    As an Ohio resident, this is beyond disappointing. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Don’t suddenly decide it’s just another lifestyle and deserving of equal matrimonial footing.

    Perhaps had Portman provided more of a role model vs. spending so much time in Washington, the kid would be straight.

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  30. AbigailAdams

    March 15th, 2013

    Well this is certainly taking the “all politics are local” to another level. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, standing in a garage doesn’t make you a car, calling yourself a Republican doesn’t make you patriot.

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  31. IMPEACH Obama

    March 15th, 2013

    I don’t know why some of you are bringing up “principles” . We’re talking about Politics; principles are rarely, if ever, involved.

    The title has it right: Portman changed his “stance”. When you stand for a period of time your body gets tired and you switch your position. See how that works? First he leaned this way, now he’s leaning that way. So he can be comfortable.

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  32. AbigailAdams

    March 15th, 2013

    @Hockeytex — “Wow…so much hate in the comments. Like it or not gay marriage is here to stay.”

    There’s a lot of difference between hatred and disgust. And it’s not generally disgust for gays, but disgust for their whiny-ass whining, their intrusive and never-ending activism and militant sense of entitlement. Honestly, I don’t think a kindergartner should be taught that gay sex is okay, get it? But gay militant activists think America’s children should be — despite the fact that straight people aren’t insisting on sex ed for babies. It’s just wrong. Gay liberals (am I being redundant?) lie their whiny asses off about everything they do being “for the cheeeldreeen” when, in fact, everything they do is for themselves. Selfish, self-serving jerks that they are. And what the heck is Gay marriage, anyway? The constitution says nothing about marriage. Why do gays want extra-constitutional protection? Why do they think they deserve it more than others?

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  33. Stirrin the BS

    March 15th, 2013

    @hockey – just like the act of homosexual mutual masturbation, you and your supporters have perverted the concept of hate, and now throw the label around as your own form of the scarlet letter.

    You can’t define hate. You can’t pretend to know exactly at which point judgement, disapproval and condemnation becomes hate – if it ever does at all.

    You seek to inflame the emotions in individuals who somehow perceive themselves to be agrieved victims, by hurling inflammatory accusations.

    Homosexuality is an unnatural state no matter how you try to redefine it. The day that two same sex individuals can procreate without genetic or any other scientific intervention is the day that I will accept homosexual marriage.

    In the meantime, if you want to have a boy friend (assuming you are a guy), then have at it. And if you want to obtain a civil union in the eyes of the court, have at it. But do not force your will upon the church. A marriage is a covenant betwen a man and a woman, sanctioned by, and undertaken in the eyes of, the Lord.

    A man and a woman procreate, as God would have it. A man and a man masturbate, as the State would have it.

    I personally would like to see marriage removed from the political realm (laws and tax benefits, etc.) and kept entirely within the realm of the Church.

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