GOP Sen. Rob Portman — another heart changed by a personal story
It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that’s of a Dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have — to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years.
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 terms of my change on this issue … in a way, this strengthens the institution of marriage.
You can read that full story here and you can read Portman’s op-ed in The Columbus Dispatch right here.
Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey says:
All across the country, people are having personal and poignant conversations about who they are and who they love. They talk about why fairness matters, and of how discrimination hurts their families. These conversations are being held around kitchen tables, in living rooms, on front porches and on Facebook. The transformative nature of people talking about their love and their lives is clear, as we see with Sen. Portman’s change of heart, and in the fact that millions and millions of Americans from all walks of life support the freedom to marry.
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