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Reaction to Sen. Portman's support for gay marriage is mixed
Ohio's GOP senator changes his long-held opposition to gay marriage
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Ohio's Sen. Rob Portman announced his son is gay and he now supports gay marriage.
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The movement to legalize same-sex marriage in Ohio and other states has just gotten a boost from a surprising source. Ohio U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he’s dropping his long-held opposition to gay marriage.

The impetus for his change-of-heart came from one of his sons. Backers of marriage equality are celebrating. Opponents are upset. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the story.

Cohen on Portman's change-of-heart

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