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Portman rules out presidential bid, says gay marriage support not a factor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House. ...

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Rob Portman’s political future now tied to his support for marriage equality

Monday, November 17, 2014
This family portrait provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman shows, from left, his son, Will; wife, Jane; Sen. Portman; daughter, Sally, and son, Jed in Terrace Park, Ohio. Portman, who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list in 2012 is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the fallout from his newfound support for same-sex marriage when he learned his son Will is gay - the reversal upset some conservatives who oppose it.
LEBANON, Ohio -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list two years ago is considering his own 2016 presidential ...

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Fight or flee? The GOP grapples with same-sex marriage

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mike Huckabee
WASHINGTON -- It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won't be that easy. The ...

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Portman on Ohio ruling: Marriage equality shouldn’t come from the courts

Thursday, April 17, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
COLUMBIS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the first GOP senator to support marriage equality for same-sex couples, says he’s not a fan of Monday’s federal court ruling that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages from other ...

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LGBT youth, discrimination, hate crimes laws getting lawmakers’ attention in Ohio

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the end of a year dominated by coverage and conversations about marriage equality, it’s other longstanding issues for LGBT people that are getting the most attention in Ohio. ...

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ENDA passage in the Senate could come down to Ohio Republican Rob Portman

Friday, November 1, 2013
Rob Portman
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The battle to win U.S. Senate passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is all coming down to Ohio’s Rob Portman. ...

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Advocacy groups target U.S. Sen. Rob Portman for ENDA support

Friday, September 6, 2013
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman hasn’t decided yet whether U.S. employers should be able to fire workers just because they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. ...

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Portman sees approval rating dip after supporting same-sex marriage

Sunday, April 21, 2013
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
Rob Portman, the first Republican U.S. Senator to endorse same-sex marriage has seen his approval rating dip slightly in the month since his announcement. ...

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Ariz. congressman’s gay son does not change his opposition to gay marriage

Sunday, March 31, 2013
PHOENIX -- U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon says he isn’t ready to change his opinion on same-sex marriage, despite the fact that he has an openly gay son. ...

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Ohio congressman says he disagrees with Portman’s support of gay marriage

Monday, March 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
MONTGOMERY, Ohio — A fellow Cincinnati area Republican says that while he respects Sen. Rob Portman, he disagrees with Portman's new stand in support of gay marriage. ...

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