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Oregon governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Kate Brown
The measure makes it illegal for social workers or licensed mental health professional to practice therapy treatments purporting to change the sexual orientation of children younger than 18. [...]

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Oregon state Senate approves bill banning conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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If signed into law, Oregon would become the fourth jurisdiction — behind California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia — to pass such legislation [...]

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Judge proposes Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to lesbian couple

Friday, April 24, 2015
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An administrative law judge proposes that the owners of an Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple refused service more than two years ago. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects NOM’s efforts to overturn Oregon marriage ruling

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to reverse a federal judge's decision that allowed same-sex couples in Oregon to begin marrying. [...]

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Oregon House approves bill banning conversion therapy on minors

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Oregon state capitol in Salem.
The bill would make it illegal for social workers or licensed mental health professionals such as psychologists or psychiatrists to practice the therapy on children younger than 18. [...]

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Testimony underway to determine damages in bakery discrimination case

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Oregon officials have recommended damages of $75,000 each for the lesbian couple who was refused service by the bakery. [...]

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Colorado, Iowa, Oregon lawmakers considering ‘conversion therapy’ bans

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Three more states could soon join California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia in outlawing therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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Kate Brown takes office in Oregon, first openly bisexual U.S. governor

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kate Brown
Kate Brown has stepped in as Oregon's governor following an influence-peddling scandal that prompted the resignation of her predecessor, fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber. Brown was sworn in during a Wednesday ceremony at the state Capitol. Brown, formerly the secretary of state, becomes the first openly bisexual governor in the nation. [...]

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Bisexual community hopeful as one of their own becomes a governor

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Oregon Democratic Secretary of State Kate Brown celebrates President Barack Obama's projected victory after winning her race at Democratic headquarters in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 6, 2012. The sudden advent of an openly bisexual governor in Oregon may provide a chance to broaden understanding of America's bisexual community.
"LGBT" has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the "B'' sometimes seems like an awkward fit. But the sudden advent of America's first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understanding of the bisexual community. [...]

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Kitzhaber steps down; Oregon to have first openly bisexual U.S. governor

Friday, February 13, 2015
Kate Brown
The resignation of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has thrown a spotlight on the next in line to succeed him: Kate Brown, the 54-year-old openly bisexual secretary of state who has long been thought to have her eye on Oregon's top elected position. [...]

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