Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban has finally been struck down as unconstitutional! I lived here and voted against the damn thing when it was first proposed, and it’s been a black mark against my beloved homeland ever since.
So I’m really emotional right now, and thinking this is a pretty freaking good time to be alive. I lived up in Washington when we won marriage equality there by popular vote. Then I moved back to Oregon, where the fight was still happening, and got the first sign of real progress when DOMA was struck down on the federal level. Now the state’s ban is struck down, and I’m an emotional wreck in all the best ways.
The names for the for-and-against gay marriage groups are confusing.
There’s the National Organization for Marriage (anti), and then Oregon United for Marriage (pro!)
Can’t we just have like, “Yay Gay” and”Nay Gay” groups?