Sen. Rob Portman has renounced his opposition to gay marriage, telling reporters from Ohio newspapers Thursday that he changed his position after his son Will told the Ohio Republican and his wife Jane that he is gay.
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Reversal of position
April 2011: “Rob believes marriage is a sacred bond between one man and one woman.” - Jeff Sadosky, communications director for Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio
March 2013: Support for same-sex marriage is a “change in my position that I have had in Congress and also here in the Senate the last couple of years.’’ - Sen. Rob Portman in interview with Ohio papers