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Republican Senator reverses position on gay marriage after son comes out

Oklahoman Published: March 15, 2013

Senator Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican and top contender for the party’s vice presidential candidacy last year, is changing his view on same-sex marriage.

Portman wrote an editorial published Friday in the Columbus Dispatch, explaining that he now supports same-sex marriage after his son, Will, came out as gay.

“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,” Portman wrote.

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