- March 15, 2013
Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman yesterday announced his support for marriage equality.
Sen. Portman said he reversed his opinion after his 21-year-old son came out as gay.
In response, HRC President Chad Griffin released the following statement:
“When it comes to marriage equality, all Americans are on the same journey toward recognizing our common humanity. But while 8 in 10 Americans know a gay or lesbian person, it still takes unique courage to speak out publicly for equality. We are very grateful to Senator Portman for his virtuous stand in support of this civil rights cause.”