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Even If Your Child Is Gay...

weluvdarams Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 9:47 PM
I wish someone would ask Portman "if your son came to you tomorrow and said 'Gotcha, Dad. I'm not really gay. Nananabooboo!' you would oppose gay marriage again?" Sounds to me like his convictions are rooted only in how they affect his family. Such convictions have very shallow roots.

Last week, Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio announced that he had reversed his position on same-sex marriage. The reason was that his son had come out to him and his wife as gay.

This is not the first such instance. Periodically, we hear about Republican politicians whose child announces that he or she is gay, prompting the parent to change his mind about the man-woman definition of marriage.

As a parent, I understand these parents. We love our children, and we want them to love us.

Nevertheless I differ with their decisions to support the redefinition...