Ohioans’ reactions to president’s gay-marriage support follow party lines

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Ohioans’ reactions to president’s gay-marriage support follow party lines

The Dispatch – President Barack Obama’s announcement that he personally supports same-sex marriage provoked mixed reactions among Ohioans, with Republicans lining up to assail him and Democrats lauding his announcement.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was one of a handful of representatives who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, applauded the news.

“What has made America special throughout our history is the constant effort to secure rights for all of our citizens,” the Ohio Democrat said. “Our LGBT friends, co-workers and neighbors should have the same rights enjoyed by all Americans.”

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