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Opinion | Simon Waxman

Where’s the political imagination?

Among the newest members of the slim majority of Americans who favor marriage equality is Rob Portman, the Ohio senator.

But while those of us who support civil rights for all Americans should applaud the senator, the rationale behind his change of heart should also give us pause. Portman didn’t come out in favor of marriage equality until his son came out as gay. It was this, Portman explains, that made him see the issue differently.

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