State should recognize civil rights of everyone
It has been more than a year since Oregon voters passed Measure 36, which changed the Oregon Constitution so that only marriage between a man and a woman is legal. Since then, advocacy groups such as Basic Rights Oregon have continued the fight to end discrimination based on sexual orientation.
BRO’s Web site states that in 2006, “the organization will launch a three-year campaign ... to achieve long-term gains in the fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality in Oregon.”
Daniel is announcing a three-year campaign to fight against the homosexualization of our society, the normalcy of mental disorders like gender dysphoria, and the breakdown of the traditional family as the social norm.
Yet even Oregonians who oppose gay marriage for religious reasons should acknowledge that all adults in consenting, long-term relationships should be awarded the same status under the law.
Uh, no, I'm not going to do that. And the editorial board won't do that either. "All adults" would include myself and five subserviant wives. I don't think that the Emerald would be very supportive of us getting the same legal status as a married couple. In fact, I'm almost positive that they would try to deny us our civil rights! They're hateful bigots just like those folks at BlueOregon.com who try to keep black people from voting. (If I say it over and over again then people will believe it's true)
My point is that we all draw a line about acceptable behavior. Yours may be further out than mine but that doesn't make me "hateful."