Just curious but, how solid are one's morals when one's moral compass -one's long-embraced position on an issue of this magnitude- can be flipped just because a member of that person's family embraces such a lifestyle? Portman's "Change of heart" on an issue he previously affirmed was "Sacred" is very disgraceful, just like Obama changing his moral compass on the issue by, as he purports, having a converstion with his young daughters.
Portman, in his editorial, affirms people with a "lifetime committment" should have access to marriage, a fallable arguement which becomes the basis for a slippery slope. What other exemplars of "alternative lifestyles" who declare a "lifetime committment" should we then grant or deny the title of marriage to? A mom and an adult son? Adult son and his grandma? A man simultaneously committed to four women? No logical stopping point.
The thinly-veilled moral of this story is, if you have anyone close to you who's gay, you must support gay marriage, and, if you're a conservative, you had really ought to back your elected officials that also subscribe to this.
Portman has sold his soul to those who, like their Marxist prophet, have vowed to abolish the traditional family and the moral order to recast society in their own freewheeling, morally-optional image, with gay marriage as the means to that end. Portman cares not of this, he cares about the fickle pressure from this aggressive lobby, who exert degrees of control over the Mainstream Media, large Corporations, and by extension, whoring Politicians.
Let me explain something, Senator Portman. There exists an omniprescent, oppressive, invasive, abusive, obtrusive, and staggeringly-funded cultural juggenaut which has the Cultural and Political landscape in the stranglehold of it's serpentine coils. It is called the gay lobby, a malicious political movement which has little to do with most everyday homosexuals; a feverishly-driven, Fascist takeover machine that is steamrolling over the Constitution and America's moral legacy, leaving in it's wake nothing but scorched earth. You just sold out to these people, buddy. See you on election day. Or not.