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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:27 AM
Right now, gay people have as much right to marry as anyone else! Just like everyone else, a gay person can marry anyone they want to... of the opposite sex! I don't see anyone arguing to give special rights to pedophiles so they can marry a child or to a man who loves a pig so he can marry his favorite sow or to a person who wishes to marry three or four people, instead of just one. Why should gay people get this special right? This extra right? I have absolutely no issue with a gay couple getting the same rights as a heterosexual married couple. There is no reason the state should trample on the centuries old RELIGIOUS tradition of marriage.
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...