Ohio’s Rob Portman becomes first GOP senator to support gay marriage

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Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman on Thursday (March 14) announced he has reversed his longtime opposition to same-sex marriage after reconsidering the issue because his 21-year-old son, Will, is gay. Photo courtesy office of Sen. Rob Portman

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(RNS) "The overriding message of love and compassion that I take from the Bible, and certainly the Golden Rule, and the fact that I believe we are all created by our maker, that has all influenced me" in now supporting gay marriage, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says.