Obama-Marriage Debate - Portland, OR

Discuss the national Obama-Marriage debate in Portland, OR.

Are you with President Obama in supporting gay marriage?

Portland is with Obama on gay marriage.
Yes, all the way
 
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I'm on the fence
 
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Larry

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#42
May 29, 2012
 
Naturalism, history, tradition and Spirituality all inform marriage is exclusively for a man and a woman!!.

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#43
May 29, 2012
 
Larry wrote:
Naturalism, history, tradition and Spirituality all inform marriage is exclusively for a man and a woman!!.
Wrong. Just, wrong.
Educate yourself.

Since: Nov 08

Portland, OR

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#44
May 29, 2012
 
According to the law, as long as the parties entering into a contract are of age and of sound mind, there is no reason why they cannot enter into a contract.

I look at marriage as a contract between two people. Gender is not a prerequisite for any two people to create a contract. Nor is race or religion.

That is why I said before that gay marriage or any other marriage for that matter is nobody else's business. Nor is the results of that contract invloving two people pledging to spend their lives together.

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#45
May 29, 2012
 
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That's where I am, that's why I don't believe it. I've seen people change their minds about it.
When I was a kid, a couple with different complexions or eye shape couldn't safely walk down the street arm in arm. Schools were still segregated.
Now it's the rare bigot who would dare say anything out loud if they disapproved of either the couples or children of all colours learning together.
It's slow, but change is happening.
It is 2012. Change is only happening because outsiders are displacing Oregonians. Oregonians are not changing.

This change is limited by the number of outsiders willing to live in a place that is muddy, dark, grey, wet and cold 9 months out of the year.

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May 29, 2012
 
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It is 2012. Change is only happening because outsiders are displacing Oregonians. Oregonians are not changing.
This change is limited by the number of outsiders willing to live in a place that is muddy, dark, grey, wet and cold 9 months out of the year.
My experience does not match yours. I know native born ones who have either changed their mind or never thought that way to begin with.

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May 29, 2012
 
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>My experience does not match yours. I know native born ones who have either changed their mind or never thought that way to begin with.
People rarely change. They may become PC because they fear being branded a bigot but that is all. Inside their fetid little brains the disease persists.

Oregonians are great at seeming all pleasant and polite but underneath they are god awful poor excuses for human beings.

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May 29, 2012
 
OregonSUX wrote:
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People rarely change. They may become PC because they fear being branded a bigot but that is all. Inside their fetid little brains the disease persists.
Oregonians are great at seeming all pleasant and polite but underneath they are god awful poor excuses for human beings.
Would your name be "Oscar" by any chance? Really, if more people had your bright outlook there'd never be any change.

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#49
May 29, 2012
 
Who is Oscar?

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May 29, 2012
 
OregonSUX wrote:
Who is Oscar?
The Grouch. Sesame Street.
Sorry, caregiver. Raised and cared/caring for other people's children after my own were grown. It's still a relevant reference with most of my friends/acquaintances, and I forget sometimes that's not the same online.
Greg Ness Suicide

Port Richey, FL

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May 30, 2012
 
Filthy Pig J Greg Ness of Scamcorp.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

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#53
Jun 1, 2012
 
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Beth H

Salem, OR

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#54
Jun 1, 2012
 
Everyone should have the right to fall in love, no matter the gender.

Since: Jun 12

Gresham, OR

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#55
Jun 2, 2012
 
Marriage should not be regulated by religion and government should not decide who you love. It is about time for change .... in 1967 whites could not marry outside of their "race". That is just weird thinking now. Open the door to your hearts to what is right. Shut the door on discrimination & hate.

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Odessa, Ukraine

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#56
Sep 13, 2012
 
If one man will be happy if he will marry another man it's his problems. For animals in small groups when it's females is not enough in pride they can be gey too. So it's nature in some way..

Since: Nov 08

Portland, OR

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#57
Sep 13, 2012
 
I am all for state recognition of same sex marriage but it will not make a huge difference until it is recognized on the federal level.

There is still the issue of being allowed to file federal income tax, social secruity spousal benefits, FMLA, and a host of other items married people are allowed on the Federal level that allowing same sex marriage on the state level will not.

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Traverse City

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#58
Sep 13, 2012
 
I'm against everything B.O. stands for, so, yes.

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