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Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

January 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

We are proud to endorse this multi-issue assessment of the 2013 legislative session, evaluating lawmakers’ commitment to advancing opportunity and addressing disparities affecting Oregonians of color.  Read more!

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Rummell and West v. Kitzhaber: Meet the Plaintiff Couples

Rummell and West v. Kitzhaber: Meet the Plaintiff Couples

December 19, 2013 | Comments (1)

  Paul Rummell and Benjamin West Paul and Ben reside in Portland, Oregon. Paul, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has been working in the renewable energy field for the last nine years and previously worked in the theatre arts. Ben is currently in a program to become a registered nurse, which he […]

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Statement Regarding Suit Filed to Challenge Oregon’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Statement Regarding Suit Filed to Challenge Oregon’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oregon, and volunteer counsel from the law firms of Johnson, Johnson & Schaller, PC and Perkins Coie, LLP filed a federal lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in Eugene on behalf of two same-sex couples who wish to marry in Oregon and Basic Rights Education Fund. The […]

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Lessons Learned from the 2013 Trans Justice Summit

Lessons Learned from the 2013 Trans Justice Summit

December 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

It has been a little over a month since the 3rd annual Trans Justice Summit and our Trans Justice team at Basic Rights Oregon has had the chance to reflect on the impact this year’s summit had.

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HUGE SUPPORT FROM TRIBAL LEADERS AT TOOLKIT RELEASE PARTY!

HUGE SUPPORT FROM TRIBAL LEADERS AT TOOLKIT RELEASE PARTY!

December 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Two Spirit leaders from around the country we’re able to join forces in November to build community, push for justice, and to create a stronger movement for tomorrow.

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Communities of Color United for Marriage

Communities of Color United for Marriage

December 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Basic Rights Oregon, Western States Center and Oregon United for Marriage recently launched Communities of Color for Marriage to ensure communities of color are represented and engaged in the Oregon United for Marriage campaign to win the freedom to marry in Oregon.

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World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day 2013

November 27, 2013 | Comments (0)

In recognition of World AIDS Day 2013 we want you to take a closer look at where we are in battling this epidemic and more importantly, where we can go if we all make an effort to join in the fight together.

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Affordable Care Act & Healthcare Resources

Affordable Care Act & Healthcare Resources

November 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

We are teaming up with Cover Oregon, Forward Together, Q Center and Cascade AIDS Project to spread the word about the new healthcare marketplace that started October 2013, with coverage beginning January 2014. This transition can be confusing at times, so here is some basic information to give you a clearer understanding of what it means and how you can get signed up.

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Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 Released!

Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 Released!

November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0 is now available from The Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, the Western States Center, the Pride Foundation and Basic Rights Oregon! 

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