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

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Sweet-Cakes
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
Sweet-Cakes
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
Daniel Tobias, Wikimedia
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 ...

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