Portland, Oregon's new gay mayor, Sam Adams

Posted by JD Uy
May 21, 2008 4:55 PM |

"I'm running not to be a gay mayor, but a great mayor.... But I'm very cognizant, very aware that I'm the first openly gay mayor of a major American city. That's a real honor."

Sam Adams, who became the newly elected mayor of Portland, OR, by a large margin. The city has a population over 500,000, and the state added a 2004 constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and woman. A court of appeals has just recently upheld the constituionality of the ban on gay marriages. (The Oregonian)

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