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!
However, this ‘episode’ simply confirms GOP couldn't be trusted, talks about reform, re-brand GOP image will not work. Don't know how many realize that.