I think the right's often deranged
but Portman said something that's strange.
Gay marriage is okay
now that his son is gay.
I doubt, though, that this leads to change.
Rob Portman, the Republican junior Senator from Ohio, has recently come out in support of the legalization of the marriage of homosexuals. This abrupt turnaround on this policy comes after his son announced his own homosexuality.
As much as I wish that he would have supported marriage equality just for the sake of equality, it is a huge step forward for those of us not bigoted. I can almost guarantee, though, that when he comes up for reelection he will face a staunch primary battle because now he is a RINO. The far-right ideologues will not stand for anyone who is even a bit left of them.