NAME: Robert Jones "Rob" Portman.
AGE: 57. Born in Cincinnati, Dec. 19, 1955.
EDUCATION: B.A., Dartmouth College, 1979; J.D., University of Michigan School of Law, 1984.
EXPERIENCE: U.S. Senate, 2011-present; director, White House Office of Management and Budget, 2006-07; U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush, 2005; U.S. House, 1993-2005; deputy assistant and director, Office of Legislative Affairs, White House, 1989-91; associate counsel to President George H.W. Bush, 1989.
FAMILY: Wife, Jane; three children; Jed, 22, Will, 21 and Sally, 18.
RELIGION: Methodist (changed from Presbyterian after marriage).
HOBBIES: Kayaking, biking, hunting.
QUOTE: "I have come to believe that if two people are prepared to make a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other in good times and in bad, the government shouldn't deny them the opportunity to get married," Portman wrote in an op-ed published Friday in The Columbus Dispatch.