What is Portman’s voting record? His conservative grade?
He may be expressing his personal conversion, but won’t do harm on the senate floor.
/not defending this guy
The article quotes Portman:
'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.'He announced this as a biblical and a political conviction. The article states further that this took place TWO YEARS AGO, at which time he secretly discussed the issue with other elite Republicans - while withholding it from the public/voters.
He added that he believed opening marriage up to homosexual couples 'strengthens the institution' and he realized his son's sexuality 'wasn't a choice'.
It was during that 2-years of concealment that he and the elite Republicans sought to sneak him in as the GOP Presidential candidate!
Portman is a reliable financial conservative vote, except when it goes too far toward the people but was considered by others as a good pick for GOP Veep choice because his leanings didn’t “offend anyone!”
There is no scenario where I ever vote for a politician that supports gay marriage. We can head to outright communism or, preferably, a civil war before I'd do that.
Portman must be defeated in the next primary. I don't even care if Republicans lose the seat if that is what it takes to rid the party of politicians that support gay marriage.