"To be sure, I’m genuinely glad Portman has done the right thing, and can only hope it encourages other Republicans to do the same. What I find discouraging, though, is that the Republican senator was content to support discriminatory policies until they affected someone he personally cares about.
What about everyone else’s sons and daughters? Why must empathy among conservatives be tied so directly to their own personal interactions?
It seems the key to American social progress in the 21st century is simple: more conservatives having more life experiences.” - Steve Benen