Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator
I like him. He's pro-gay marriage and isn't afraid to show it. Can't say the same for a lot of other liberal Republicans...Nationally, it's not clear whether Portman's support for gay marriage would be an obstacle for his presidential ambitions.
A Gallup poll this year found support for legal recognition of same-sex marriages at a record high, with 55 percent in favor of it. Republicans remain broadly opposed, with just 30 percent favoring legal recognition for marriages between same-sex couples, but support has increased greatly over the last few decades. At the same time, Gallup's data show that 78 percent of Americans under the age of 30 support legal gay marriages, suggesting that support will continue to grow.