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Expanding a Majority for Marriage one Town at a time

Expanding a Majority for Marriage one Town at a time

June 7, 2012 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon is building a majority for marriage, talking to our friends and neighbors about why marriage matters. We need your help to maintain the momentum we’ve created and build a solid majority for the freedom to marry across Oregon. 

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 Basic Rights Oregon's Statement on the Signature Drop in Washington State

Basic Rights Oregon’s Statement on the Signature Drop in Washington State

June 6, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today, opponents of marriage equality in Washington State submitted signatures to force a November vote on the freedom to marry legislation passed this year by the Washington legislature.

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Court decision striking down California’s Prop 8 will stand, may go before Supreme Court

Court decision striking down California’s Prop 8 will stand, may go before Supreme Court

June 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ninth Circuit not to rehear en banc (in front of an eleven-judge panel) the landmark case that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional earlier this year.

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Portland Black Pride 2012

Portland Black Pride 2012

June 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

Things are heating up and this year and we are bringing the heat.  That is why the theme for Portland Black Pride 2012 is Fire!

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Breaking: 1st circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional!

Breaking: 1st circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional!

May 31, 2012 | Comments (0)

In a 3-0 ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Sign here to support the freedom to marry.

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New Prison Rape Elimination Act Regulations

New Prison Rape Elimination Act Regulations

May 22, 2012 | Comments (0)

Click here for an overview of the new federal standards aimed at ending prison rape and abuse.

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The Benefits of Equality toolkit

The Benefits of Equality toolkit

May 19, 2012 | Comments (1)

We are proud to release “The Benefits of Equality: A Blueprint for Inclusive Heath Care for Transgender Workers.” This is a groundbreaking resource for moving gender-affirming health care in the workplace. Read on to learn more and download this free resource.

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We Stand in Solidarity with CeCe and all Trans Women of Color

We Stand in Solidarity with CeCe and all Trans Women of Color

May 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon stands proudly in solidarity with CeCe McDonald, an African American trans woman sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself in a violent attack .

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Victory for Transgender Equality in Argentina!

Victory for Transgender Equality in Argentina!

May 16, 2012 | Comments (0)

With two major US LGBT victories already under our belt this month, including Obama’s announcement and the EEOC ruling, the historic news just keeps rolling in! The Argentinean Senate has approved a law that makes it much easier for trans people to live authentically and access life-saving, medically necessary healthcare. Argentina’s comprehensive Gender Identity Law […]

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