U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, the conservative Republican from southwest Ohio, is the subject of today’s column by Leonard Pitts. Portman, you’ll recall, revealed last week that he has changed his stance on same-sex marriage and now favors marriage equality — some two years after he learned that one of his sons is gay. Pitts ponders why Portman was not able to come to the same conclusion until it affected him personally.
Today and Saturday, we are also sharing what our readers had to say about Portman’s change of heart.