Republican Senator Rob Portman, who was Mitt Romney's BFF during the 2012 election, has reversed his stance on same-sex marriage, after his son told him he is gay.
"I'm announcing today a change of heart on an issue that a lot of people feel strongly about that has to do with gay couples' opportunity to marry," Portman told CNN.I am happy for Will that his father decided to publicly support him. No qualifications. It's great.
It has to do with another revelation, one deeply personal. His 21-year-old son, Will, is gay.
"I've come to the conclusion that for me, personally, I think this is something that we should allow people to do, to get married, and to have the joy and stability of marriage that I've had for over 26 years. That I want all of my children to have, including our son, who is gay," said Portman.
That said, Senator Portman, you are a real asshole of a public servant. It is colossally contemptible that you didn't care about anyone else's sons' (or daughters' or parents' or friends' or colleagues' or perfect fucking strangers') right to "get married, and to have the joy and stability of marriage," and only finding out you had to look your own kid in the face and tell him sorry, son, fuck you, it's politically expedient for me to deny your basic humanity, gave you reason enough to support what is a decent and just position, totally in line with the ostensibly conservative principle of keeping the government's nose the fuck out of people's pants.
How utterly loathsome to be a person who only supports policies that personally benefit their own families. I'm looking at you, ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY.