Portman: Conversion of Convenience

Portman: Conversion of Convenience

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) bravely decided to reverse his staunch opposition, and support same-sex marriage.

After his son came out.

Two years after.

A half-year after he was passed over as GOP vice presidential candidate.

9 years after voting for a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

17 years after voting for the anti-equality Defense of Marriage Act.


“Rob Portman, Gay Marriage, and Selfishness,” Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

Rob Portman and the Politics of Narcissism, Matthew Yglesias, Slate

“Hero Sen. Rob Portman Courageously Endorses Equal Rights For His Family Members,” Rich Abdill, Gawker

“Rob Portman’s Selfish Reversal on Marriage Is a Triumph for Gay Rights,” Noah Berlatsky, The Atlantic

“Rob Portman fallout: How far is GOP from embracing gay rights?” Mark Guarino, Christian Science Monitor

“LGBT’s new allies: The Gay Kid Converts,” Katie McDonough, Salon


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