I don't see where it says that city officials need to disclose all of their consensual adult sexual relations before they are elected to office.
Does going on dates with a gay man when you are single count as "discreditable personal conduct"?
Adams had sex with a man who worked in a completely different branch of government. He shows more impropriety by currently dating a reporter for the Oregonian.
Yes, he lied about something completely unrelated to his job, kind of like how Obama lied about quitting smoking.
OMG BREAKING NEWS -- Obama lied about quitting smoking!! RESIGN! RECALL! IMPEACH!
Dan Savage is awesome! It's sad that Portland needs to import sex-positive public figures from Seattle.
Hitting age 18 doesn't always mean you are mature mentally. Rarely, in fact. The kid had a good future and Adams messed his head up in a number of ways by sleeping/seducing him
I guess that "MOST people" doesn't include you. Hey, maybe you should be fired for getting caught in a lie right there. Do MOST people also hold your stance that 18 year olds are little children that should be sheltered from the awful world of their bodily functions?
Bill Clinton stayed in office despite representing a conservative constituency, a Republican power grab, an illegal act, a lie under oath, cheating on his wife, an affair with a subordinate, and adultery in his actual office.
Sam Adams did none of those things. He just had sex with someone and didn't want to admit it. Biggest non-scandal ever.
Oh come on. Right now there's no reason to believe he broke any laws. Obama is being investigated by conservative wingnuts to prove he's not a US citizen, time to recall him too, right? I suppose Portland has forced resignation or a recall upon every elected official who has lied about campaign promises or other things that, you know, actually relate to their jobs?
Obama and Hillary Clinton lied plenty of times during their campaigns -- remember Bosnia? This has nothing to do with an innocent lie. If he lied about whether he ever saw Star Wars, or where he had his last birthday party, or what his favorite flavor of ice cream is, nobody would care. This is all about sex.
Disappointment? Come on. Prudishness and homophobia are the overriding theme of this thing. Portland thinks it's okay to be gay as long as don't have *gasp* gay sex when you're single!
There's a reason Portland has the smallest percentage of gay/lesbian people of any large west coast city. You and your newspapers' cries of scandal are making Portland become somewhat of a laughing stock here in Seattle. You're becoming the Provo, Utah of the west coast.
(I know Just Out called for Adams to resign, but that just shows that it's not just straight Portlanders who hold weirdly conservative attitudes towards sex.)
Larry Craig, Bill Clinton, David Vitter, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Gavin Newsom, John Edwards, and many others were involved in much more serious sex scandals and none of them resigned or were recalled. Most of them are in supposedly much more conservative constituencies, but I guess not when it comes to sex. Portland seems like it's fighting to become the most sexually conservative city in the nation.
Time for you guys to invent your own magic underwear and raise the age of consent to 35.
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