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View Diary: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Shows Us Exactly Why Republicans Suck (242 comments)

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    we're supposed to be grateful because he's not openly gay bashing anymore?

    While in Congress, he supported a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and voted for a bill prohibiting gay couples in Washington from adopting.

    In 2011, 100 University of Michigan law school graduates walked out of Portman's commencement address to protest his position on gay rights after circulating a petition trying to get him removed as the event's speaker.

    "The decision to host a graduation speaker who is openly hostile to LGBT rights is deeply unfair to the LGBT students who will be in the audience this year celebrating their graduation," read the petition.

    Portman admitted that when the protest occurred, he already knew his own son was gay.

    Sorry, no.

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