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Portman's staff to hold office hours in Stark Monday, days after he reverses stance on gay marriage

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: March 15, 2013

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's staff will hold office hours in Stark County Monday, days after Portman announced a reversal on his position on gay marriage.

Portman told the Plain Dealer and other media Thursday during a news conference that he changed his mind and decided he should support gay marriage after learning his college-age son is gay. He is the first Republican senator to support gay marriage, according to Freedom to Marry Ohio, a group leading an effort to get an amendment on the ballot in Ohio legalizing gay marriage.

Portman's office hours in Stark will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the board room of the Stark County Commissioner's Office, 110 Central Plaza South in Canton.

His staff will travel to each continue in Ohio to meet with constituents during office hours, connect with local elected officials and attend community events. No appointments are necessary for the office hours.

For more information, call George Brown, Portman's district representative, at 215-522-7095.



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