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Basic Rights Applauds BOLI for Enforcing Law, Affirming LGBTQ Dignity

Basic Rights Applauds BOLI for Enforcing Law, Affirming LGBTQ Dignity

July 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) confirmed damages should be paid to the couple who experienced discrimination at Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple planning to marry. Basic Rights Oregon applauds BOLI for enforcing the Oregon Equality Act. This law was passed in […]

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Yes, Celebrate, And We’re Not Done

Yes, Celebrate, And We’re Not Done

June 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

The freedom to marry is the law of the land across the United States. It is a moment of joy, of celebration, and of reflection. It is also the moment to look forward, because we’re not done.

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Basic Rights is Hiring: Policy/Legal Director

Basic Rights is Hiring: Policy/Legal Director

June 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon is hiring a Policy/Legal Director. Click here for details.

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Despite false story, discrimination still illegal in Oregon

Despite false story, discrimination still illegal in Oregon

June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Daily Signal has leveled false and ridiculous allegations in Oregon in an effort to undermine enforcement of Oregon’s laws against discrimination.

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Bites for Rights Social Media Contest

Bites for Rights Social Media Contest

May 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

On Thursday, June 18th, share with us where you’ll be dining for equality for #BFR2015 via social media and you could win a prize from Salt & Straw!

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2015 Bites for Rights Participants

2015 Bites for Rights Participants

May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Bites for Rights – Our most delicious fundraiser of the year is happening on Thursday, June 18! Plan out your day – all across the state!

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Oregon Bans Conversion Therapy for Oregon Youth

Oregon Bans Conversion Therapy for Oregon Youth

May 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon joined Governor Kate Brown on May 21 for a signing ceremony to mark the passage of HB 2307, the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, which bans conversion therapy for youth under the age of 18 by licensed mental health providers.

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2015 Pride Season

2015 Pride Season

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

We celebrate Pride in communities of color and in various cities all across Oregon over the next few months. Join us!

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Oregon Senate Votes 21 to 8 To Ban Youth Conversion Therapy

Oregon Senate Votes 21 to 8 To Ban Youth Conversion Therapy

May 7, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Oregon Senate voted 21 to 8 to pass HB 2307, and now moves to Governor Brown for consideration.

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