Out in Portland: Governor Creates Task Force on Gay Equality in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. - Governor Ted Kulongoski signed an executive order in February to create a statewide taskforce to examine discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Oregon.


As he signed the executive order, Governor Kulongoski said, "I'm very proud to be here today with Basic Rights Oregon as we continue to push the issue of basic fairness and equality forward. We fought together last session for anti-discrimination legislation and I am committed to continuing this fight until we achieve our goal of economic and social equality and justice for every person living in Oregon, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Today is another step forward toward that goal, but it's just the beginning and I won't quit until antidiscrimination laws are on the books in Oregon."

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Posted on March 17, 2006
Equality and Civil Rights, Front Page News