Oregon Adopts Full Anti-Discrimination ... Sort Of
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 61 Posted Wed Apr 18 2007 14:32:59 UTC (8 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 1710 times:
After a couple of decades of contentious legislation and ballot measures, the Oregon House has passed legislation granting marriage-style benefits to same-sex couples, and adding sexual orientation to the definition of anti-discrimination in Oregon law.
So it's finally illegal to deny a job, apartment, meal in a restaurant (!!!), or hotel room, simply for being gay in Oregon.
Quote: Churches and other faith-based groups are exempted, so they retain the freedom to hire and serve whoever they want, except for in commercial-type ventures such as hospitals.
A house of worship can still say "go somewhere else" or deny you employment in their tax-exempt activities if you're gay. (Before you say churches don't do that here--they do.)
N.B. For accuracy's sake, this bill has so far only passed in the House, but Senate passage seems assured, along with signing into law by the governor in due course.
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AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted
Wed Apr 18 2007 15:27:08 UTC (8 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 1687 times:
Well, it's a
lot better than nothing if you ask me. It's just pretty incredible that this hasn't happened earlier.
BTW, the Churches will let you in; they'll just insist on "curing" you.
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.