COLUMN: ‘Coming out’ on marriage equality

March 18, 2013

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is just the latest politician to “come out” in support of gay marriage. Prominent lawmakers and public officials from both sides of the aisle have reversed course in recent years. And later this month, the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages. A decision is expected in June.