In 2015, Oregon joined a small group of states to include treatment for gender dysphoria in its Medicaid program, giving access to lifesaving health care to transgender Oregonians through the Oregon Health Plan. Transgender people in Oregon and across the nation experience extreme rates of violence and poverty and have suicide attempt rates of […]
Governor Brown Signs Four Bills to Strengthen the Economic Security of Working Families Oregon leads the country with a slate of legislation that includes paid sick days, retirement security, ‘banning the box’, and ending profiling (Salem, Ore.)—Governor Kate Brown today signed into law four polices that will create economic opportunity for Oregon’s working families: expanding […]
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 […]
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.
Basic Rights Oregon is hiring a Policy/Legal Director. Click here for details.
The Daily Signal has leveled false and ridiculous allegations in Oregon in an effort to undermine enforcement of Oregon’s laws against discrimination.
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!
Bites for Rights – Our most delicious fundraiser of the year is happening on Thursday, June 18! Plan out your day – all across the state!
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.