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DeWayne Wickham column: An unlikely endorsement for gay marriage

8:39 PM, Mar. 19, 2013
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When I heard of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's conversion on same-sex marriage, my first reaction was to declare an ideological victory for the political left and wrap him in the same arm's-length embrace the British gave Benedict Arnold.

My plan was to compare Portman, a longtime opponent of gay marriage who now says he supports such unions, to the first caveman who crawled out of the darkness in which he had lived for so long into the sunlight.

But it would be a mistake, I later concluded, to treat the conservative Republican like a sun-struck caveman, or Arnold, the great traitor of the Revolutionary ...

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