Ohio Gov. Kasich supports Rob Portman and civil unions, but won't support same sex marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kosich Wednesday said while he supports civil unions for same sex couples, he remains opposed to same sex marriage.

The comments came in response to the reversal on same sex marriage by fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman earlier this week after revealing his son Will, 21, was gay.

Kasich was asked if he could imagine a situation that might cause him to change his position.

"I really can't see one, I mean, I talked to Rob and encouraged him," Kasich said. "If people want to have civil unions and have some way to transfer their resources, I'm for that. I don't support gay marriage. "

"I've got friends that are gay and I've told them ‘Look, (same sex marriage) is just not something I agree with' and I'm not doing it out of a sense of anger or judgment, it's just my opinion on this issue. "

 "I just think marriage is between a man and a woman, but if you want to have a civil union that's fine with me," Kasich said.

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