Here’s an excerpt:
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he supports allowing gay couples to marry because he is a conservative, not in spite of it. I feel the same way. We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.
One way to look at it is that gay couples’ desire to marry doesn’t amount to a threat but rather a tribute to marriage, and a potential source of renewed strength for the institution.
But remember, Portman is a Republican so his support of gay marriage is just more proof of conservative hypocrisy and bigotry. Really.
Actually, lots of (most?) conservatives don’t believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. Not, at least, when it comes to people’s bedrooms.
Congrats to Senator Portman for finally coming to his senses and admitting he loves his son more than he loves conservative dogma and bigotry, though.