“I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn’t deny them the opportunity to get married. That isn’t how I’ve always felt. As a congressman, and more recently as a senator, I opposed marriage for same-sex couples. Then something happened that led me to think through my position in a much deeper way.
Two years ago, my son Will, then a college freshman, told my wife, Jane, and me that he is gay…”

 - Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), announcing that after wrestling with the issue, he now supports marriage equality. 
Now if only one of the Portman kids could come out as poor or unemployed, maybe Congress could pass a decent budget.
Photo by Rob Hoffman/Getty Images News/Getty Images

I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn’t deny them the opportunity to get married. That isn’t how I’ve always felt. As a congressman, and more recently as a senator, I opposed marriage for same-sex couples. Then something happened that led me to think through my position in a much deeper way.

Two years ago, my son Will, then a college freshman, told my wife, Jane, and me that he is gay…

- Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), announcing that after wrestling with the issue, he now supports marriage equality. 

Now if only one of the Portman kids could come out as poor or unemployed, maybe Congress could pass a decent budget.

Photo by Rob Hoffman/Getty Images News/Getty Images

  1. spaceofspontaneity reblogged this from outsidersamericanpolitics
  2. virtualalternative reblogged this from thebacklot
  3. slashcast reblogged this from thebacklot
  4. guillaumetanneux reblogged this from ilyagerner and added:
    Totaly agree. Most of our politicians around the globe lack of empathy. Which is yet necesary for the job.
  5. jillypop reblogged this from waronidiocy
  6. randycwhite reblogged this from ccindecision and added:
    Their lack of empathy is astounding. They never see the world with others’ eyes…they must always be subjected to life...
  7. slimjims27 reblogged this from ilyagerner
  8. nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident said: No kidding on your last sentence.
  9. waronidiocy reblogged this from ilyagerner and added:
    ccindecision: “I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for...
  10. gashgharst reblogged this from outsidersamericanpolitics
  11. im-a-very-quick-study reblogged this from thebacklot
  12. sirgagaswag reblogged this from yuusaris
  13. handmedownqueen reblogged this from ilyagerner
  14. glasseskiwi reblogged this from yuusaris
  15. yuusaris reblogged this from sucyqueue
  16. sucyqueue reblogged this from renainnocenti
  17. deadwhiteman reblogged this from andrerichesque
  18. andrerichesque reblogged this from ilyagerner and added:
    Ilya Gerner, ladies and gentlemen.
  19. renainnocenti reblogged this from mrcapito
  20. mrcapito reblogged this from ilyagerner
  21. ilikeswimmingandpie reblogged this from danrdarrenc
  22. everyspeedonourkneesiscrawling reblogged this from thebacklot