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  •  It amounts to this: (0+ / 0-)

    Should I hold the 32 Democratic Senators and 118 Democratic Congressmen to their DOMA--AYE votes, too?

    Because, if not, it stinks of hypocrisy.

    •  WHEN were they cast? (0+ / 0-)

      How much time has passed between then and now? It's over a decade, isn't it? When did Portman cast his last anti-LGBT vote? More recently, no?

      -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

      by Dave in Northridge on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 07:17:03 PM PDT

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      •  So your answer is "Yes", we give them a pass? (0+ / 0-)

        In any event, Portman was in the Bush administration from 2005-2007, and didn't become a Senator until 2011, so the DOMA vote was one of his last anti-LGBT votes.  He voted against LGBT adoption in DC in 1999, three years later, but so did more than 20 Democratic members.

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