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March 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Rob Portman’s gay son leads to change of heart

Experience would change public policy After voting against gay-marriage rights, Sen. Rob Portman now supports these rights because of “personal experience” with his son who recently came out to the senator [“Striking change of heart for lawmaker on gay issue,” News, March 16]. The senator’s recent comments underscore how personal experience can suddenly alter one’s world…


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March 17, 2013 at 7:00 AM

GOP senator supports gay marriage after learning his son is gay

Original view was a product of ignorance So, Republican Sen. Rob Portman changes his stance on gay marriage upon revealing that his son is gay [“GOP Sen. Portman of Ohio now supports gay marriage,”, March 15]. It’s reminiscent of how Dick Cheney, of all people, became Mr. Gay Rights when his daughter came out…


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