Sunday, March 17, 2013

Donnelly Responds to Portman's Change on Gay Marriage

Last week Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio became the first Republican senator to declare his support for gay marriage.  On Friday Sen. Joe Donnelly commented on Portman's change of heart and his own position on gay marriage to WANE television in Fort Wayne.  Here is what WANE reported:
"Donnelly, a Democrat, has said he is against legalizing same-sex marriage, but he does agree that gay people should have certain rights.
'I believe that our friends who are gay have the opportunity to have a wonderful fulfilling life that they can have benefits for their partners and so I stand with Rob on much of this.'"
Should we infer that Sen. Donnelly is prepared to support civil unions? You can read WANE's entire coverage of Donnelly's comments  here.