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Nov 26, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on Is Polyamory a Sexual Orientation?.
I was poly for a long time. It was wonderful, and taught me a lot about how to be honest with a partner and how to recognize my own feelings. Today I have one partner - my husband and I are in a monogamous marriage. I went into it knowing he wasn't capable of being other than monogamous, and I made the decision to be with him because I felt, and still feel, the benefits of being with him far outweigh the drawbacks of not being able to be poly any longer. I'm very happy in my mono marriage, and I don't believe I could be if "poly" were my orientation.

Some people can't be happy being monogamous, and I can see how those people would feel that their poly status is an unchangeable, innate part of their being. And so it might be. But I still don't think it qualifies as a sexual orientation.
Nov 21, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on The Lying Disease.
A very well done piece. Excellent job.
Nov 5, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on The SECB Cheat Sheet.
I used it when I filled out my ballot last night. I only wish the Cheat Sheet covered elections in other areas of the state, so I could get info on my local races, too.
Oct 12, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on Savage Love.
My husband is anti-abortion, a fact I knew fairly early on in our relationship. His position is largely informed by his religious background. I've spent the last four years pointing out, whenever possible, how an always anti-abortion stance hurts real women and how effective family planning is the best way to eliminate the need for most abortions. And I told him in the early days of our relationship, in no uncertain terms, that if I got pregnant by him abortion would be my most likely option. Thankfully I did not get pregnant, because we are both vigilant about birth control - though once we did have to hit the pharmacy for EC and he could not have been more supportive about that.

He still thinks abortion is a bad thing. But he's THINKING, and realizing that black and white views on abortion, birth control, and family planning are bad in real life situations where the shades of grey are to numerous to count. He's not on my side of the fence yet, but he's looking at it with new perspective and respect.

And that's okay with me.
Oct 10, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on Youth Pastor Watch.
We laughed so hard when we heard that, we ended up having to back up the DVR. We were so busy laughing and talking about how awesome it was we missed the next five minutes.
Oct 5, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on Head of Seattle Prep—"Seattle's Jesuit High School Since 1891"—Endorses Marriage Equality, Urges Voters to Approve R-74.
That's lovely, and brilliant. I would go to a Catholic church that thought and taught as this man does.
Oct 2, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on Straight Women: Your Birth Control Pills Are Turning Men Gay.
What a load of horse shit.
Sep 26, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on Mormons Plan a Day of Fasting and Praying to Help Romney in Debates.
An extended family member sent me this email. It's more than a little creepy.
Sep 7, 2012 Hannah in Portland commented on If You Read Nothing Else Today....
So fantastic.
 

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