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Serial killer sent to death row 3 times faces 4th sentencing

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Dayton Leroy Rogers, convicted of killing six women and dumping their bodies in the forest east of Molalla, sits in court during a hearing, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Portland, Ore. For the fourth time in 26 years, a jury will decide whether he should die. The Oregon Supreme Court has overturned his sentence three times before.
In 2012, the justices said the judge incorrectly allowed evidence of the suspect's gay experiences as a teen. ...

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‘Sweet Cakes’ bakery owners refuse to pay damages to lesbian couple

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The former brick and mortar Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery
The Kleins are claiming financial hardship as the reason, although crowdfunding efforts have brought in over $500,000 on their behalf. ...

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Banned transgender customers to get $400K from Portland bar

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The now-shuttered P Club
The owner had left a voice message telling them to stay away from his establishment. ...

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

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The former brick and mortar Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery
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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Four West Coast mayors lift bans on city-funded travel to Indiana

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
The mayors of four West Coast cities say they're lifting bans imposed on city-funded travel to Indiana after changes were made to that state's religious objections law to make clear it can't be used to discriminate. ...

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Prominent gay rights activist pleads not guilty to sex crime charges

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Terry Bean
EUGENE, Ore. -- Prominent Oregon gay rights activist Terry Bean pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Eugene to sodomy and sex abuse charges involving a 15-year-old boy. His lawyer, Kristen Winemiller, previously said Bean is the victim of an extortion ring. ...

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Ore. couple sues cab company, driver for being ditched on interstate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Kate Neal and Shanako Devoll
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A lesbian couple who were left on the side of a freeway last summer by taxi cab driver who disliked the couple’s display of affection, has filed a lawsuit against the driver and his former employer. In ...

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Immigrant rights group loses Catholic funds over gay marriage affiliation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland, Oregon, immigrant rights group over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage. Voz Workers' Rights Education lost a $75,000 grant in June ...

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Oregon state regulators say cab driver violated lesbian couple’s rights

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- State regulators say a Portland cab driver violated the rights of lesbian couple he left on the side of a freeway last summer. ...

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Police investigating attack on Oregon gay man as possible hate crime

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Mik Holland
OREGON CITY, Ore. -- Police are investigating a possible hate crime attack on a gay man and his friend at the Bagby Hot Springs located in the Mount Hood National Forest, east of Portland. ...

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