Will Portman: "Proud" of dad for same...

Will Portman: "Proud" of dad for same-sex marriage stance

There are 46 comments on the CBS News story from Mar 25, 2013, titled Will Portman: "Proud" of dad for same-sex marriage stance. In it, CBS News reports that:

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who was a co-sponsor of the 1996 law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, with his son Will.

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“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1 Mar 25, 2013
Great statement from Portman's son;

""I'm proud of my dad, not necessarily because of where he is now on marriage equality (although I'm pretty psyched about that), but because he's been thoughtful and open-minded in how he's approached the issue, and because he's shown that he's willing to take a political risk in order to take a principled stand," the younger Portman wrote. "He was a good man before he changed his position, and he's a good man now, just as there are good people on either side of this issue today."
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#3 Mar 25, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
Great statement from Portman's son;
""I'm proud of my dad, not necessarily because of where he is now on marriage equality (although I'm pretty psyched about that), but because he's been thoughtful and open-minded in how he's approached the issue, and because he's shown that he's willing to take a political risk in order to take a principled stand," the younger Portman wrote. "He was a good man before he changed his position, and he's a good man now, just as there are good people on either side of this issue today."
And what a good role model his father is too
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#4 Mar 25, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
Great statement from Portman's son;
""I'm proud of my dad, not necessarily because of where he is now on marriage equality (although I'm pretty psyched about that), but because he's been thoughtful and open-minded in how he's approached the issue, and because he's shown that he's willing to take a political risk in order to take a principled stand," the younger Portman wrote. "He was a good man before he changed his position, and he's a good man now, just as there are good people on either side of this issue today."
The GOP has no place for a good man who is thoughtful and open minded. He's dog meat.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 Mar 25, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>The GOP has no place for a good man who is thoughtful and open minded. He's dog meat.
This Is A Low Information Voter Folks, Consider The Source.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#6 Mar 25, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>This Is A Low Information Voter Folks, Consider The Source.
Au Contraire got booted - now you continue with your irrelevant spamming, huh DUMBO?????

A true low info voter is one like you douche bag - 85,000 posts, links that don't work, never stays on topic.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#7 Mar 25, 2013
It couldn't be that Portman is compromising his beliefs to win an election, could it?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#8 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
It couldn't be that Portman is compromising his beliefs to win an election, could it?
Being that this change of his won't help his re-election prospects, it would seem that is not the reason...
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#9 Mar 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Being that this change of his won't help his re-election prospects, it would seem that is not the reason...
Ya think? Given the state of the union lately, it will effect his re-election in 2016 if he DOESN'T support it. "Burress promised electoral defeat for Portman if he runs for reelection in 2016. Burress notes that former Ohio Republican Sen. Mike DeWine lost his bid for reelection in 2006 after opposing a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Burress neglects to mention that DeWine, who supported a federal gay marriage ban, in fact lost to Democrat and gay-rights supporter Sherrod Brown." It's all about politics and political gain not right and wrong or even sticking to one's beliefs no matter how "politically incorrect". I would rather vote for someone who has a defined set of uncompromisable values than someone who changes with the wind for their own gain.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#10 Mar 25, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Au Contraire got booted - now you continue with your irrelevant spamming, huh DUMBO?????
A true low info voter is one like you douche bag - 85,000 posts, links that don't work, never stays on topic.
Au Contrair pookie. You love it don't you when you can close a voice of adversity by using topix. It's almost as good as the MSM.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#11 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Ya think? Given the state of the union lately, it will effect his re-election in 2016 if he DOESN'T support it. "Burress promised electoral defeat for Portman if he runs for reelection in 2016. Burress notes that former Ohio Republican Sen. Mike DeWine lost his bid for reelection in 2006 after opposing a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Burress neglects to mention that DeWine, who supported a federal gay marriage ban, in fact lost to Democrat and gay-rights supporter Sherrod Brown." It's all about politics and political gain not right and wrong or even sticking to one's beliefs no matter how "politically incorrect". I would rather vote for someone who has a defined set of uncompromisable values than someone who changes with the wind for their own gain.
So if it is the will of the people he represents, then he should change his stance regardless of his personal views, shouldn't he?

kind of a win-win for our nation!
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#12 Mar 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>So if it is the will of the people he represents, then he should change his stance regardless of his personal views, shouldn't he?
kind of a win-win for our nation!
No, otherwise there is no point in electing an individual to speak for you. Duh! Unless you know their position and know it's unwavering, they aren't worth your vote.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#13 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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No, otherwise there is no point in electing an individual to speak for you. Duh! Unless you know their position and know it's unwavering, they aren't worth your vote.
Really? you wouldn't prefer that someone, given hew information that made their previous view proved wrong, that wouldn't change their opinion?

that would be the perfect definition of stupid.(but then you have shown that that is how you live your whole life, so...)
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#14 Mar 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Really? you wouldn't prefer that someone, given hew information that made their previous view proved wrong, that wouldn't change their opinion?
that would be the perfect definition of stupid.(but then you have shown that that is how you live your whole life, so...)
What "new" information? That his kid is gay? That would make it personal wouldn't it? I thought you claimed that he is to be a voice for the people, not himself? Flip flop much woody?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#15 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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What "new" information? That his kid is gay? That would make it personal wouldn't it? I thought you claimed that he is to be a voice for the people, not himself? Flip flop much woody?
Both instances would be new information. finding out that his son, whom he knew to be a great, solid, moral person was gay would be new information. the fact that the entire country's view on this issue is changing for the better would be new information.

do try to keep up, dear...having to explain the simplest of concepts to you repeatedly is growing tiresome and just proving your ignorance.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#17 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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No, otherwise there is no point in electing an individual to speak for you. Duh! Unless you know their position and know it's unwavering, they aren't worth your vote.
We elect our representatives to make wise judgements, not to be a rubber stamp for us.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#18 Mar 25, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Both instances would be new information. finding out that his son, whom he knew to be a great, solid, moral person was gay would be new information. the fact that the entire country's view on this issue is changing for the better would be new information.
do try to keep up, dear...having to explain the simplest of concepts to you repeatedly is growing tiresome and just proving your ignorance.
Changing for the better? Not really. The only reason that gays want to marry is so they can have right of survivorship, social security spousal benefits and the legal right to half of the estate should a break-up occur. Traditional marriage was designed to support a family and place boundaries on what a legitimate marriage entailed. Now, we can look forward to a more bloated over worked legal courts system to file their divorce decrees, too. Once again, it's not about what is right, it's about what is politically correct for the times. By the way, legalizing gay marriage is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until other forms of couples come into play. You ain't seen nothin' yet.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#19 Mar 25, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>We elect our representatives to make wise judgements, not to be a rubber stamp for us.
Really, I was under the assumption that they were our voice? Silly me, sure I want some fool making judgement calls and enacting laws that go completely against my viewpoints. DUH!!! You must be only about 15 years old.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#20 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Changing for the better? Not really. The only reason that gays want to marry is so they can have right of survivorship, social security spousal benefits and the legal right to half of the estate should a break-up occur. Traditional marriage was designed to support a family and place boundaries on what a legitimate marriage entailed. Now, we can look forward to a more bloated over worked legal courts system to file their divorce decrees, too. Once again, it's not about what is right, it's about what is politically correct for the times. By the way, legalizing gay marriage is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until other forms of couples come into play. You ain't seen nothin' yet.
yes, they want to be able to enter into the legal, binding contract of marriage as is the right of all us citizens as per the supreme court.

your doom and gloom scenario about other forms of marriage has been proven wrong before you were told to parrot it...
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#21 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
It couldn't be that Portman is compromising his beliefs to win an election, could it?
Guess, being cynical is the easy way to consider this issue - but most folks have evolved on this issue and it is great that this father wants his son to have the same rights as his other children.

We should all wish that, n'est-ce pas?
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#22 Mar 25, 2013
CBOW wrote:
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Once again, it's not about what is right, it's about what is politically correct for the times.
It is about what is right, it is about the rights of all of us and those politicians who can put aside their religious/personal feelings on this issue and consider the rights of all.

Why don't some of our politicians put aside the bible, or whatever religious/propaganda/etc. "beliefs" and think of what is right for all?

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