Saturday, March 16, 2013

GOP and Gays

A lot of people I know think it is a huge step in the right direction that Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has come out in support of Gay marriage since his son came out last summer.  It is a good thing.  At the same time it really shows me that the GOP care about only themselves and their mostly archaic beliefs.  Until those beliefs affect them negatively on a personal level.

While it is admirable that the Senator is supporting his son it is also very telling that he hated the idea of Gay marriage until his own family was involved.  If his own son had not come out then he would still be objecting to anyone else's son or daughter being allowed to participate in a Gay marriage?  A selfish and backward view would have prevailed.

Slowly but surely the GOP is being forced to come into this century.  They are being forced to do so by their own kids and other relatives who no longer are willing to stay quiet.  At the end of the day this is the only important thing.

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