“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,” Portman wrote in an op-ed published Friday in the Columbus Dispatch.
“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," Portman wrote in the op-ed.
Just what is that something that happened? His son came out.
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/20 ... riage?lite
To summarize the Republican philosophy: if it's about me, it must be. If it's not about me, FUCK YOU.