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Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Terry Bean
Child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean will likely be dismissed, since the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial. ...

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Teen in Terry Bean sex abuse case has gone into hiding

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Terry Bean
Charges could be dismissed if he doesn't testify. ...

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Gay baker blames LGBTQ community for Sweet Cakes by Melissa scandal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Gay baker asks the gay community: "Are you stupid?"
Gay baker calls the gay community "stupid" and "Nazis." ...

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Oregon lawmakers vote to assist gay veterans apply for change in discharge status

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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If Gov. Kate Brown signs off on the bills approved Monday, Oregon would be the first state to hire a coordinator to help LGBT veterans upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge received because of their sexual orientation. ...

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Oregon bakery ordered to pay $135K for discriminating against same-sex couple

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
The damages are for emotional suffering caused by Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which two years ago refused to bake a wedding cake for Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer. ...

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Oregon: New policy in Eugene schools helps transgender students

Monday, May 25, 2015
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Schools in Eugene, Ore., will now be required to accommodate transgender and gender non-conforming students thanks to a policy unanimously passed by the Eugene School Board. ...

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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
The owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
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
U.S. Supreme Court
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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