Sen. Rob Portman to protect gay marriage

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected another Congressional map. Democrats say the attorney general should resign, and Congress moves forward with protections for gay marriage.

We break down what it all means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained.

It’s a podcast from the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau where we catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less. This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Jessie Balmert.

1) Portman moves to protect gay marriage

Four Ohio Republican representatives voted with House Democrats to pass legislation Tuesday that would enshrine federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriage. 

The bill has a more uncertain future in the U.S. Senate, but Ohio’s Republican Sen. Rob Portman plans to co-sponsor it. 

If passed, all marriages deemed valid by a state would be federally recognized.

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