As for Portman, the realization that each individual ought to live his life as he sees fit, I would say about time. Gay marriage does not hurt any one. So in my opinion it ought to be legal. But I have no problem with this issue being decided state by state. As time goes by more and more state will allow it with out the animosity a forced recognition would bring.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Don't you think the key issue should be granting Federal recognition along the same lines as a heterosexual couple?
It seems to me, all else is just a feel good exercise.
The real benefits afforded through the application of tax law, inheritance, Social Security, etc. should be the goal, not recognition of an act or ceremony.
Never Forget - Who you vote for counts. If you don't want a President who sees you as irredeemable and deplorable, the choice is clear.
He isnt a RINO, he simply has no character. I think it is far more laughable that people applaud his change of heart than it is he HAD the change of heart...only after it impacted his family. But then...values on this issue are always a casualty. Just ask Marco McMillian. Well...if he was still alive...
I was disappointed that some people thought that it was too little too late. When minority issues directly impact people, yes, it changes people's opinions, as it should. We should not dismiss their change because of this. If we did that, you could not believe the number of changes for many minorities would not move forward. Do I believe for an instant Sarah Palin cared a lick about the disabled before her son? I doubt it. Many people I know didn't care before it personally affected them. Now that it has impacted them directly and they changed, that's good. They are politically useful at the very least. Embrace Portman, turn him toward you. Worry about your "been there first" whining later.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963