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(NECN) - A conservative US senator is now publicly giving his go-ahead to gay marriage.
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman wrote an op-ed piece published Friday in the Columbus Dispatch saying that he gave a lot of thought to the subject since finding out in 2011 that his son, Will, is gay.
In the past, Portman voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act,which defines marriage as between a man and woman and bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this month in a challenge to a Defense of Marriage Act provision.