This is a nice story about GOP Senator Rob Portman humanizing the issue of gay marriage as soon as he had a face to put upon it. When it comes to any human rights cause, much of the struggle is to help people realize we’re not talking about an issue, we’re talking about people. As soon as we realize that someone we love is affected by injustice, our hearts and minds begin to open.

“It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that’s of a Dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have — to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years.” Rob Portman, speaking of his gay son.