“Log Cabin Republicans welcomes Senator Portman’s support, and encourages his GOP colleagues in the Senate to join him on the right side of history,” the group’s head says. Portman is the only sitting Republican senator to have announced support for marriage equality.
UPDATED: Senior campaign adviser Bay Buchanan said last week that the candidate supports states’ choices. This afternoon, though, she told BuzzFeed he still supports the amendment proposal.
He voted against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal and has attacked Obama on DOMA, but the Illinois Republican acknowledges that America is changing. He said he hasn’t “thought too much” about the marriage amendment, though.