House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he can’t imagine his views on same-sex marriage ever changing.
“I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” Boehner said on ABC News’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “It’s — it’s what I grew up with. It’s what I believe. It’s what my church teaches me. And — I can’t imagine that position would ever change.”
Guest host Martha Raddatz asked Boehner about Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who last week announced that he now supports gay marriage, following his son’s revelation that he is gay. Boehner said that he appreciates Portman’s decision, but reiterated that he takes a different view.
“Listen, Rob’s a great friend and a long-time ally. And — I appreciate that he’s decided to change — his views on this. But I believe that marriage is a union of — of a man and a woman, said Boehner.