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Should Michigan Law Students Have to Listen to an Anti-Gay Commencement Speaker?

Senator Rob Portman is set to speak at his old law school. But many current students don't want him there.

Rob Portman is a successful man. Currently the junior senator from Ohio, Portman, a Republican, is also a former U.S. congressman and once served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. In many ways, it makes total sense that the University of Michigan law school asked Portman to speak at this year's graduation, a ceremony he attended as an exiting student in 1984. But then there's his record on gay rights.

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