Portland has started issuing same-sex marriages today and I would have gone down there this morning to take some photos but it’s raining cats and dogs outside. Although I’m happy to see some towns push the issue, I fear it’ll give the recent backers of an Oregon state ammendment to ban gay marriages the extra push they need to get it on the ballot. That said, Oregon has yet to pass anything overtly anti-homosexual, so I doubt it passes. It’s funny to hear the Oregon republican say this move is “an insult to the voters and to the people” when Oregon is one of only 10 states *without* any law banning same-sex marriage on the books. If it was really an insult, you’d think maybe a measure would have passed in the past two decades, no?