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Senator William M. Cowan of Massachusetts in office before the special election to put in a permanent senator.

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Senator William M. Cowan of Massachusetts in office before the special election to put in a permanent senator.

Cowan Cracks Wise in Farewell to Senate — And Lauds Colleagues

It’s a wrap for William “Mo” Cowan’s roughly five-month Senate career, and the Massachusetts Democrat yesterday afternoon offered an often wry commentary on his experience — remarks that took note of the concerns and criticisms buffeting the chamber, but that ended on a positive note. Cowan,...

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: Six Democratic Senators Left Silent

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson just took himself off a shrinking list of Democratic Senate holdouts: He reversed his position against same-sex marriage. With Nelson as the 51st senator to voice support, more than half the U.S. Senate now backs same-sex marriage....

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, 2013.

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, 2013.

Mark Kirk on Same-Sex Marriage: Now There are Two Republicans

Rob Portman of Ohio was the only Republican senator to speak out in support of gay marriage. Until today, when Mark Kirk of Illinois joined him. Kirk, who recently returned to the Senate after recovering from a stroke, said in...

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

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Hollingsworth v. Perry Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, left, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo are pictured on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2013.

Live Blog: Tuesday’s Gay Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court

5:10 p.m. Today’s coverage of  Hollingsworth v. Perry is ending. Check back with Political Capital early Wednesday morning for our live blog of the oral arguments in U.S. v. Windsor, a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 4:35 p.m....

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This photo provided by the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman shows, from left to right, son Will Portman, wife Jane Portman, Sen. Portman, daughter Sally Portman, and son Jed Portman.

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This photo provided by the office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman shows, from left to right, son Will Portman, wife Jane Portman, Sen. Portman, daughter Sally Portman, and son Jed Portman.

Will Portman ‘Proud’ of Dad’s Same-Sex Marriage Support

Will Portman, son of Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, says his father waited to publicly support same-sex marriage partially because Will was hesitant to put his sexuality in the national spotlight. Will, a junior at Yale University, writes about coming out and his father’s...

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Gay Marriage: Public Support Rising

Support for gay marriage has reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, “marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade,” pollster Gary Langer reports. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed now say...

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Hillary Clinton: Gay Marriage Endorsement ‘Shaped Over Time’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally announced her support for gay marriage in a Human Rights Campaign video today. “I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples,” Clinton said publicly for the first time in the six-minute video. “I support it personally...

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, wearing the red jersey, riding in the Pelotonia with his son Will Portman, right in this file photo. Portman said his views on gay marriage began changing in 2011 when his son, Will, then a freshman at Yale University, told his parents he was gay and that it wasn't a choice but "part of who he was." Portman said he and his wife, Jane, were very surprised but also supportive.

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, wearing the red jersey, riding in the Pelotonia with his son Will Portman, right in this file photo. Portman said his views on gay marriage began changing in 2011 when his son, Will, then a freshman at Yale University, told his parents he was gay and that it wasn't a choice but "part of who he was." Portman said he and his wife, Jane, were very surprised but also supportive.

Portman’s Signal of Political Evolution: Hello, Columbus

Written with Mark Niquette in Columbus, Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, voicing support for same-sex marriage with a personal note that his son is gay, joins a bipartisan movement toward a recognition of rights that many Americans are...

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Senator Rob Portman speaks with reporters outside of Speaker John Boehner's office, on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 20, 2012.

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Senator Rob Portman speaks with reporters outside of Speaker John Boehner's office, on Capitol Hill, on Dec. 20, 2012.

Portman Endorses Gay Marriage, Says Son is Gay

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, reversed his position against gay marriage and said he now supports it because his son is gay. Portman, a party leader on economic issues who was considered a top candidate to be Mitt Romney’s...

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