republican portman supports gay marriage

The interesting thing for me about this story is how often public responses have included the word “empathy,” raising issue with many conservative leaders’ inability to empathize with anyone who is considered “other” to them.

While I’m grateful that Sen. Portman came to this understanding upon learning that his own son is gay, I’m pleased to see the question of empathy’s role in decision-making raised so often in discussions about his announcement.

If the rights and needs of people you’re elected to represent only matter when they hit home, how do you represent fairly?

ABC News: Republican Rob Portman Supports Gay Marriage

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