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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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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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Portland Trail Blazers first NBA team to support marriage equality

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
APPortland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers have become the first NBA team to publicly support marriage equality for same-sex couples. ...

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Portland, Ore., bar owner fined $400,000 for banning transgender patrons

Saturday, August 31, 2013
The OregonianThe Twilight Room Annex, formerly branded as the P Club.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland bar owner has been ordered to pay about $400,000 to a group of transgender patrons he banned from his establishment last year. ...

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Cab driver loses license after leaving lesbian couple on side of interstate

Thursday, August 22, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon cab driver has lost his taxi license after he was accused of leaving a couple on the side of an interstate last month because they are gay. ...

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