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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 a suit filed last week, Kate Neal and Shanako Devoll [...]

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Immigrant rights group loses Catholic funds over gay marriage affiliation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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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 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The group is [...]

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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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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
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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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Shuttle company apologizes for ordering gay couple to sit in the back of the bus

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ron McCoy (right) and Chris Bowers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The company that runs the shuttle service to the Albuquerque airport's rental-car center is apologizing after a driver allegedly ordered a gay couple to sit in the back of the shuttle bus. [...]

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Couple says they were kicked out of cab on interstate because they’re gay

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Kate Neal and Shanako Devoll
PORTLAND, Ore. - A lesbian couple in Portland, Ore., say their cab ride was cut short Thursday night when the driver realized they are gay, and kicked them out and left them on the side of an interstate. [...]

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