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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 run. But such a plan could be complicated by the [...]

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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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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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Why was Rob Portman’s stroke of empathy so shocking?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
A prominent Senator announcing that he has broken with his party to take a position of basic decency and empathy should not be so unusual that it becomes front page news. But that is exactly what happened when Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced that, inspired by his gay son coming [...]

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A gay dad, Republican fathers and four big questions for Rob Portman

Monday, March 18, 2013
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I relate to the Portman family on many levels. Like Will Portman, I am also the son of a staunch Republican dad to whom I came out. My dad is older than Rob Portman. He adheres very much to the viewpoints of Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Fox [...]

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John Boehner ‘can’t imagine’ ever supporting marriage equality, even if his own kid was gay

Saturday, March 16, 2013
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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says he cannot imagine a situation where his opposition to same-sex marriage would change, not even if a child of his or another loved one came out as gay. [...]

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A Senator’s shift on marriage equality leads to soul-searching among GOP

Friday, March 15, 2013
Ohio Senator Rob Portman waves to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Aug. 29, 2012.Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP
WASHINGTON — A Republican senator's embrace of gay marriage is the latest sign of soul-searching in a party struggling to adapt in a society whose demographics — and views on emotional issues — are changing fast. [...]

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Ohio GOP chair says party stands behind Portman’s support of marriage equality

Friday, March 15, 2013
Bob Bennett
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party says the state GOP will continue to stand behind U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who has announced his support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians. [...]

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