What Do We Want? Gay Rights! When Do We Want Them? Uhh... Maybe Later

Nov 4, 2011 Read more: blogtown.portlandmercury.com

We're at the crunch point now, everyone. Will we or won't we put gay marriage on the Oregon ballot in 2012?

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Herman Walking Cane

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Nov 4, 2011
The poor dear was caught by his wife in bed with another man, I suppose. Somebody here really got under his skin.

Now don't all claim credit at once. Humility regarding one's accomplishments is an important quality.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Nov 5, 2011
With marriage equality polling at 50-50 in Oregon, it's very unlikely to pass in 2012. Remember that the people who actually vote skew older and they are least likely to support marriage equality.

While I usually support taking every chance we have at overturning these bans even if it takes multiple elections to get it done, in this case they probably shouldn't waste the money. A better bet would be to use that money to support the effort next door in Washington where recent polling shows only 37% of voters would vote to overturn a marriage equality bill passed by the legislature. That stands a much better chance of succeeding.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Nov 5, 2011
Luckily with the demographic shift happening in this country we'll be able to pass marriage equality in most states by the end of the decade.

We're at the 50-50 point right now, and with an average increase of 1% support per year, we'll be at a safe 60-40 split come 2020.
Scott

Lewis, IN

#11 Nov 5, 2011
It's funny I took a human behavior in the social environment class and actually a str8 guy is 8 times more likely to molest a child so get ur facts right before u go bashing

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