From Sam's blog
Our office is considering asking City Council to join 13 or so other cities and counties in enacting an Equal Benefits Ordinance...
The EBO prohibits the City from entering into certain contracts or leases with an employer that discriminates in the provision of benefits between employees with domestic partners and employees with spouses. In other words, the City can't do business with a company that does not offer the same benefits to their employees with domestic partners as they do to their employees with domestic partners.
You know what, just do it Sam. Get it over with. We've all watched Portland become a haven for panhandlers, drug addicts, homeless teens and riots. You people are killing yourselves slowly by suffocating any scintilla of capitalism or free enterprise. (agressive panhandling is not free enterprise)
So please, convince the last remaining Americans in Portland to leave, rename yourselves the Netherlands-lite, and simply fence yourselves off. You can even outlaw cars. And meat.
It will be like a giant commune where everyone gets along. Well, not the drug addicts who will be stealing from you, but everyone else. Oh, not the homeless because they expect you to take care of them, but everyone else. And maybe not the gays because they are never satisfied with their "equality" so they will probably start calling you bigots unless you actually convert to homosexuality. And I'm not sure what you guys are going to do for food or money... but other than all that, it's going to be great!
Or you could come back to planet earth and realize that using governments bully pulpit to force acceptance of homosexuality is facistic and just drop this stupid idea. It's really up to you.