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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 court's decision Monday to reject appeals from five states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage reignited a debate inside the GOP...

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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 jurisdictions.

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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
Matt-Salmon
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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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s gay son pens his coming out story

Monday, March 25, 2013
Will Portman
The gay son of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman tells his coming out story in a column that praises his father for being thoughtful and open minded, and for the GOP Senator's willingness to take a political risk by supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Gary DeMar: Homosexuality is a ‘grave evil’ akin to pedophilia, murder, slavery

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Gary DeMar
Gary DeMar of American Vision, a Christian Reconstructionist group, is out with two new columns attacking Hillary Clinton and Rob Portman for endorsing marriage equality.

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