At then end of the day, in today’s political atmosphere we’ve gotta take what we can get. And, when the taking is the right thing from the get go, perhaps even the better. But it would have been nice if we could have come to this conclusion without having to experience what love means first had:
CINCINNATI – Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday that he now supports gay marriage because one of his sons is gay.
Ohio’s junior senator made the disclosure during an interview in Washington, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
“It’s a change of heart from the position of a father,” he told three reporters during the 45-minute session in his office. “I think we should be allowing gay couples the joy and stability of marriage.”
I’m not so sure that this signals a tipping point in the GOP, after all, Cheney supports gay marriage, but I could be wrong; this could be the beginning of the thaw.
If only Mr. Portman could have arrived at this conclusion under different circumstances.