Tag Archives: Rob Portman

Rob Portman: I Won’t Run For President

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced that he will not run for president in 2016. Portman, a Republican who was once considered a top contender to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, said in a statement early Tuesday morning that he would not seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Instead, he said, “I have decided to run for ...

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Brian Brown Vs Sen. Rob Portman

“Rob Portman can forget about getting elected President of the United States. If he runs we will make sure that GOP primary voters are aware of his desire to redefine marriage and his willingness to see federal judges set aside the votes of 50 million Americans who enacted marriage amendments across the country because his son is gay. Rob Portman’s ...

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Sen. Rob Portman: If I Run For President, My Gay Marriage Support Will Be A Plus

GOP Sen. Rob Portman is considering a 2016 presidential bid and says that his support for same-sex marriage would only help his campaign. The Washington Post yesterday declared that Portman’s candidacy could set up a “nightmare scenario” for the Republican Party. This raises the possibility of a scenario that Republicans who agree with Portman — and believe the party must ...

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Via Memographs.

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Tony Perkins Vs Sen. Rob Portman

“With ENDA on the table, liberals (and a handful of Republicans) are trying to convince the American people that they aren’t tolerant enough to run their own offices. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is trying to cushion the blow of his ENDA support with flimsy so-called religious exemptions that will do nothing to protect Americans. His amendment, which passed yesterday by ...

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Senate Adopts GOP’s ENDA Amendment Granting Broader Religious Exemptions

Via the Associated Press: On a quick, voice vote Wednesday, the Senate approved an amendment from Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire that would prevent federal, state and local governments from retaliating against religious groups that are exempt from the law. The overall bill would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. ...

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GOP Senators Attempt To Expand ENDA’s Already Too-Broad Religious Exemptions

Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner reports that a group of GOP senators are pushing an amendment to ENDA that would expand the already too-broad religious exemption in the bill. LGBT groups “appear uninterested” in fighting the amendment, says Geidner. The amendment, which also includes a provision making explicit that the purpose of the ENDA includes respect for religious liberty, is being authored ...

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Quote Of The Day – Linda Harvey

“Former attorney general of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife have jumped on the ‘gay marriage’ bandwagon because their daughter Corbin got hitched, so the fantasy goes, to another woman in Massachusetts. He joins another prominent Ohio politician, U.S. Senator Ron Portman, in recently discovering human rights our forefathers missed. This propaganda, using children as guinea pigs, is the rotten ...

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Quote Of The Day – Will Portman

“I’m proud of my dad, not necessarily because of where he is now on marriage equality (although I’m pretty psyched about that), but because he’s been thoughtful and open-minded in how he’s approached the issue, and because he’s shown that he’s willing to take a political risk in order to take a principled stand. He was a good man before ...

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“Ex-Gay” Crackpots PFOX Ask Sen. Rob Portman And Wife To Join Their Group

The “ex-gay” crackpots at PFOX, who last month filed a Supreme Court brief against same-sex marriage, have issued a press release that both denounces Sen. Rob Portman and his wife and invites them to join their group. From PFOX head Regina Griggs: My heart goes out to Sen. Portman and his wife. As the mother of a homosexual child, I ...

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NY Post Slams Gay Left

Noting the criticism of Sen. Rob Portman’s reversal on marriage from the left, the New York Post today published an editorial titled “When Yes Isn’t Enough.” Never mind that embracing gay marriage in the GOP carries a risk while it’s completely safe for a Democrat. Or that another prominent flip-flopper on the issue — Barack Obama — also invoked personal ...

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Linda Harvey: Gay Identity Is A Delusion

“Every person out there who claims a ‘gay’ identity has the ability to get married in Ohio or anywhere else now. He or she can marry someone of the opposite sex, because that’s what marriage is and because a ‘gay; identity is a delusion. Two men, no matter how sincere they feel, or two women, will never be a marriage. ...

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HomoQuotable – Josh Barro

“There are a lot of teenagers for whom, unlike Will Portman or me, coming out entails risk of familial rejection, homelessness and violence. There is a reason organizations such as the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing and support to homeless LGBT youth in New York City, need to exist. Making public policy less anti-gay will help these youth but ...

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GOP Calls For Gay Inclusion

The GOP has issued a 97-page report which singles out the inclusion of gay people as part of the party’s strategy for future success. “For the GOP to appeal to younger voters, we do not have to agree on every issue, but we do need to make sure young people do not see the Party as totally intolerant of alternative ...

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Boehner: I’m Not Changing My Mind

“Rob [Portman] is a great friend and a long-time ally. And I appreciate that he’s decided to change his views on this.I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. It’s what I grew up with. It’s what I believe. It’s what my church teaches me. And I can’t imagine that position would ever change.” – ...

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CPAC Attendees Denounce Sen. Portman

(Via Scott Keyes at Think Progress)

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Christian Group: Sen. Rob Portman’s Gay Son Is Going To Get AIDS

“Portman has conveniently ignored the warnings against the sin of homosexuality in both the Old and New Testaments – and is accepting a behavior that may eventually kill his son from AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, or oral cancer. Homosexual sex is ultimately just as destructive as cocaine use. Would Portman suddenly call for the legalization of cocaine if his ...

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Sen. Portman Gave Tony Perkins The Sadz

“Regardless of a child’s choices, the love of a parent can and should be a guiding beacon in the lives of their sons and daughters.  Unconditional love, however, does not mean unconditional support in choices that are both harmful to them and society as a whole.  This is especially true when we approach public policy.  Our unconditional love for our children should not ...

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Haters React To Sen. Rob Portman

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Portman: I Now Support Marriage But SCOTUS Should Stay Out Of It

“With the overwhelming majority of young people in support of allowing gay couples to marry, in some respects the issue has become more generational than partisan. The process of citizens persuading fellow citizens is how consensus is built and enduring change is forged. That’s why I believe change should come about through the democratic process in the states. Judicial intervention ...

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