5 responses

  1. iDavid
    October 17, 2013

    Though I live in California, I was born and raised and went to college in Oregon. This is great news.
    I can imagine Portlanders will jump the border a lot to attain marriage licenses as it is just a few miles away from Vancouver, Wa.
    The bulk of Oregon’s population to include Salem, it’s capitol, and Eugene, home of University of Oregon and the Oregon Ducks football team, are approx within 110 miles of Vancouver. U of O has a huge gay presence so I suspect we will see some of our beautiful college boys tying the knot with each other soon.

    Great update. Very very cool.

  2. Ben in Oakland
    October 17, 2013

    The took every single possible argument and deflated them. Perfect

  3. Richard Rush
    October 18, 2013

    The prevailing of reason over religion is a beautiful thing.

  4. Paul Douglas
    October 18, 2013

    Oregonians have already been flocking to Vancouver since marriage equality arrived. We got married (again) there last March for the IRS benefits that the likely fall of DOMA would incur. Since DOMA fell, several couples we know have tied the knot. Oregon already let same gender partners file state taxes jointly so we wanted to complete the loop.

  5. Timothy Kincaid
    October 18, 2013

    Richard,

    You do know, of course, that many denominations and deeply religious people support marriage equality precisely because of their positions of faith. Indeed, the vast majority of our supporters do have some measure of religion (polls show that more than 90% of Americans believe in God) and can trace their perspectives on the issues of equality to the principles of fairness and loving others that they see as being consistent with their ideas about God.

    While the more religious of them might express this in terms of the generous spirit of Christ’s grace prevailing over hidebound legalism, we certainly would not expect you to view this from our perspective. But we also don’t want to be lumped in with those who oppose equality.

    While I don’t presume to speak for you, I think that perhaps what you meant is that the prevailing of reason over dogmatism is a beautiful thing. And we can all agree on that.

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