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
(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.