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OPINION: Rob Portman and the end of the marriage debate

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s announcement that he had decided to give up his opposition to gay marriage — a decision prompted, at least in part, by the fact that one of his sons is gay — is the latest in a series of moves that make one thing crystal clear: The political debate on gay marriage is effectively over.

The Washington Post
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March 18, 2013
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Boehner unswayed by Portman's switch on marriage equality

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday he cannot imagine ever supporting gay marriage even though Senator Rob Portman, his friend and fellow Ohio Republican, very publicly reversed his opposition last week.

Reuters
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March 18, 2013
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OP-ED: Rob Portman’s familiar gay journey

While my born-again Christian mom had over time come to accept my being gay, something changed last Mother’s Day. Four days after President Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage, so did my mother for the first time.

The Washington Post
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March 18, 2013
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Anti-Gay Senator Comes Out for Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out to Him

Murray says, “It was really courageous of Senator Portman’s son to open up and share his life with his father. And it’s something that we all get to benefit from. From a very personal interaction, it’s something that’s going to have a really big impact on the rest of the country. As much as people want to thank Senator Portman, let’s thank his son.”

Take Part
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March 15, 2013

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