Rob Portman now for homosexual marriage

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    Mar 15, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/rob-portman-gay-marriage_n_2881805.html
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    Mar 15, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
  • mybud

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    Mar 15, 2013 1:53 PM GMT
    I think it's great but....I'd like to be more political figures come out for gay issues who don't have a personal stake..like their son is gay. It's like they're using it as an excuse to DO THE RIGHT THING in the first place.
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    mybud saidI think it's great but....I'd like to be more political figures come out for gay issues who don't have a personal stake..like their son is gay. It's like they're using it as an excuse to DO THE RIGHT THING in the first place.

    A lack of the ability to "put themselves in somebody else's shoes," perhaps.
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:12 PM GMT
    Good Now somebody tell all the other hateful bigotted republicans and we'll be all set

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    Mar 15, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    ...or to accelerate their evolution BEFORE the election, in Portman's case.
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    Mar 15, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    Long before President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage, social conservatives knew they could never trust Democrats to protect them from The Gay Agenda.

    Republicans, even the cool ones, could be counted on to make sure that 'Gay Equality' never had a chance. Voting Republican was your one guarantee that there would never be gay marriage.

    Now, not so much.

    The anti-gay vote is still going to be big for awhile but Republicans are going to have a hard time explicitly going after it. Expect a lot of mixed messaging.
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    Mar 15, 2013 3:39 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said...or to accelerate their evolution BEFORE the election, in Portman's case.


    You mean in Obama's case? From what I understand, this is new (post election) in Portman's case.
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    Mar 15, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 said...or to accelerate their evolution BEFORE the election, in Portman's case.


    The difference is that it probably won't help him among many republican voters. The same courage can't be said of a lot of politicians.
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    Mar 15, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 said...or to accelerate their evolution BEFORE the election, in Portman's case.


    The difference is that it probably won't help him among many republican voters. The same courage can't be said of a lot of politicians.


    It might not help, but I don't think it will hurt anymore (provided that Wet Platinum is used).
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    Mar 15, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
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    GQjock saidGood Now somebody tell all the other hateful bigotted republicans and we'll be all set

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    Is that really what you want? If the GOP changed its position and got with the times on social issues, then without social issues as a wedge, people could vote on economic and other political issues. They could vote against your philosophy and you could no longer claim gay-hater.

    OP - I know you like to troll, but why did you use the term "homo" in the thread title on a gay website? That is clearly a derogatory term. Are you really part of the portion of the population that this site is intended to serve?


    "like" .... I love to troll. So ok then ... homosexual?

    As I tell my friends if and when they use the word gay directed at me ... do not use 'gay', but homo, queer or fag is just fine. Just don't dare call me gay.

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    Mar 15, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    the vid

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/rob-portman-gay-marriage_n_2881805.html
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    Mar 15, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said
    q1w2e3 said...or to accelerate their evolution BEFORE the election, in Portman's case.


    The difference is that it probably won't help him among many republican voters. The same courage can't be said of a lot of politicians.



    I think I'm a bit more optimistic about it. The more members of the GOP come forward with their support the easier it will be for others to do the same. People are rapidly evolving on this issue (like the president did) and it's all good. There will always be closed-minded people around. They are best ignored.
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    Mar 15, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
    This is good news, let us be grateful for it.
  • TheBizMan

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    Mar 15, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    He probably wouldn't have changed his mind if his son didn't come out. Moral of the story: come out, it changes people's mind.
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    Now all Portman needs is a Hispanic son, a black son and a daughter and he will be ready to run for president.
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    love how so many of the left here are so blind to the sins of their Doctorate leaders, and representatives and fail to see the damage they do and have done. But haters are always going to hate.
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidNow all Portman needs is a Hispanic son, a black son and a daughter and he will be ready to run for president.


    Are you saying it takes a personal life-threatening illness, a medical bankruptcy and unemployment for any major change in policy to dawn on a Republican law-maker? I surely hope not.
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    q1w2e3 said...or to accelerate their evolution BEFORE the election, in Portman's case.


    You mean in Obama's case? From what I understand, this is new (post election) in Portman's case.


    Yeah, his son came out to him in 2011, and he took till now, several months post election to change his policy. If being against DOMA was such a good policy now (as people seem to be saying for Obama), Portman surely could have endorsed it before the election. (Probably not good for him given his electoral base)
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
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    smartmoney saidNow all Portman needs is a Hispanic son, a black son and a daughter and he will be ready to run for president.


    Are you saying it takes a personal life-threatening illness, a medical bankruptcy and unemployment for any major change in policy to dawn on a Republican law-maker? I surely hope not.

    If you're going to mind bending drugs, the very least you can do is share.
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:52 PM GMT

    FIF said, "As I tell my friends if and when they use the word gay directed at me ... do not use 'gay', but homo, queer or fag is just fine. Just don't dare call me gay. "

    Oh right, Mr No Labels.

    ...and your friends are wrong on all of the above, as you're Bi. icon_wink.gif

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    Mar 15, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    q1w2e3 said
    smartmoney saidNow all Portman needs is a Hispanic son, a black son and a daughter and he will be ready to run for president.


    Are you saying it takes a personal life-threatening illness, a medical bankruptcy and unemployment for any major change in policy to dawn on a Republican law-maker? I surely hope not.

    If you're going to mind bending drugs, the very least you can do is share.


    I wish I had your mind-bending imagination re: the multiple diverse family members he will have.icon_lol.gif

    A black or Hispanic son-in-law and an adoption by his son of a Chinese baby isn't out of the question.
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    Mar 16, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
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    FIF said, "As I tell my friends if and when they use the word gay directed at me ... do not use 'gay', but homo, queer or fag is just fine. Just don't dare call me gay. "

    Oh right, Mr No Labels.

    ...and your friends are wrong on all of the above, as you're Bi. icon_wink.gif

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    That's right dipshit ... no labels. So fuck you and quit stalking me.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 16, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    This is great news. I am really happy that republican Rob Portman from Ohio has evolved to the point of fully supporting gay marriage because he wants a happy, healthy life for his gay son. This is awesome news which could really help making gay marriage the law of the land in Ohio after this coming November. This is valid proof that not all republicans are extreme right wing lost causes. Now if some of the EXTREMIST LIBERAL HENS on here would take note of that for a change.
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    Mar 16, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is great news. I am really happy that republican Rob Portman from Ohio has evolved to the point of fully supporting gay marriage because he wants a happy, healthy life for his gay son. This is awesome news which could really help making gay marriage the law of the land in Ohio after this coming November. This is valid proof that not all republicans are extreme right wing lost causes. Now if some of the EXTREMIST LIBERAL HENS on here would take note of that for a change.

    Yeah, you set a great example of the collegiality you're proposing. icon_rolleyes.gif