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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

ericynot Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:38 PM
Camber, that does not accomplish the same thing from a legal perspective because thousands of our laws specifically reference "marriage". Establishing civil unions therefore doesn't result in equal rights under the law for homosexuals, and that's a big part of this whole discussion.
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...