Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Senator's Evolution

The LGBT blogosphere blazed yesterday with the news that Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio has become the first sitting GOP senator to support same-sex marriage.  His longstanding opposition evaporated after learning his son is gay.

I'm thrilled the conservative has changed positions.  But why does someone like Portman get a clue and a heart only after the issue touches him personally?  Why couldn't he hear the pain of other parents of gays?  We do have parents.  We don't spring fully-formed from Christopher Street.