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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

ericynot Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:57 PM
Camber, you asked if a civil union would suffice if such a legal construct were granted the same rights as marriage. The problem is that, with thousands of laws on the books that specifically mention marriage as a condition for rights and/or duties, there is no practical way to change them all. Therefore, it makes much more sense to come at the problem from the other direction.
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...