Basic Rights Oregon

Basic Rights Oregon

Oregon to Become Fourth State Banning Conversion Therapy

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Oregon will become the fourth jurisdiction - behind California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia – to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth. ...
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Sen. Wyden: ‘If Folks Don’t Like Gay Marriage, They Shouldn’t Get One’

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After hearing arguments for the ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon, Senator Ron Wyden came up with a simple solution. ...
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Oregon’s Economy: $47 Million Boost with Marriage Equality

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New report shows that if Oregon were to pass marriage equality, the economy would get a $47 million boost and 450 jobs would be generated in three years. ...
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OR State Health Plan: Gender Identity Exclusion Removed

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Oregon has changed an employee health care policy to remove all language that denies coverage to transgender people for transition-related health care. ...
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Seattle Parks and Born This Way Kafé Host Purple Prom for LGBTQ Teens

Seattle Parks and Born This Way Kafé Host Purple Prom for LGBTQ Teens
The Purple Prom is an event for queer youth of color, all queer youth, friends, and allies, ages up to 20 years old. ...
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72 Members of Congress Submit Letter Urging President Obama to Support Federal Workplace Equality

72 Members of Congress Submit Letter Urging President Obama to Support Federal Workplace Equality
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., along with 71 Members of Congress, sent a letter to President Obama calling for an executive order prohibiting contractors from receiving federal funds unless they have sexual orientation and gender identity anti-discrimination policies in place. ...
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GLAAD and HRC Expose Unrealistic National Organization for Marriage Statistics Following Release of Documents

GLAAD and HRC Expose Unrealistic National Organization for Marriage Statistics Following Release of Documents
In the NOM plans, the organization stated it intended to "drive a wedge" between the gay and African American communities. ...
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Protect Marriage Washington Outed Over National Organization for Marriage Document Disclosure?

Protect Marriage Washington Outed Over National Organization for Marriage Document Disclosure?
Washington United for Marriage today chastised Protect Marriage Washington for continuing to align itself with the discredited National Organization for Marriage. ...
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BREAKING: National Organization for Marriage Strategic Documents Reveal Manipulative Racial Politics

BREAKING: National Organization for Marriage Strategic Documents Reveal Manipulative Racial Politics
A court-ordered disclosure by the state of Maine plainly reveals the National Organization for Marriage’s confidential strategic documents highlighting a distinct effort to divide the gay and black communities to conquer the religious right and draw a deeper line along the left. ...
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