Both Leonard Pitts and letter writer Mitchell Haness commented on conservative Rob Portman’s change of heart on the subject of same-sex marriage. Pitts said that Portman’s change because his son came out illustrated the moral cowardice often found at the heart of social conservatism.
Meanwhile, neither mentioned Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she now supports same-sex marriage. In 2004, she came out for civil unions, but against same-sex marriage. Did someone in her family come out? No, her evolution, as liberals like to call it, illustrates what is found at the heart of liberalism: It was politically expedient. Can you say 2016?
Lois McGeachy, Miami