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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

ericynot Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:33 PM
Anom, I began having a strange and unexplainable attraction to girls when I was in 4th grade. Nobody taught me to feel that way. I was the oldest child so I didn't pick it up by watching an older sibling. And, since I was a little early in that particular aspect of childhood development, I didn't even have any friends who talked about it. It was not my choice. Now, why, if I had no choice in my "staightness" would I have any reason to believe that homosexuals have chosen what gender they're attracted to any more than I did? Moreover, the gay men to whom I've talked tell the same story of early, unexplainable attraction -- but to men instead of women.
In an opinion article in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced that he has changed his mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

He wrote that on learning that one of his sons is gay he "wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister."

He is not the only prominent Republican to come to this view in this way. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is another.

And at the Conservative Political Action Committee convention, a panel sponsored by the...