Over 100 graduating students of University of Michigan Law School walked out of their own commencement ceremony in protest of the speaker, alumnus Sen. Rob Portman. The Republican from Ohio is staunchly anti-LGBT, voting to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage and to ban same-sex couples from adopting in Washington, D.C.
Students banded together in support of their LGBT classmates once Portman was announced as the commencement speaker, planning to protest the anti-LGBT lawmaker during their graduation. Watch the walk-out aftermath below:
I really wish someone had taken a video of Portman’s face during the walk-out.