Vermont OK's Same-Sex Marriage. Where's Oregon?


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What's missing from the following sentence? Vermont today became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining Iowa, Connecticut and Massachusetts. If you answered that Oregon is missing from that illustrious list, be sure to pick up Wednesday's WW and find out what backers of gay marriage in our state are planning to correct that state of affairs. And if you didn't answer Oregon, ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 HANK STERN

Learn More About Civil Rites


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No, we haven't misspelled a word in that headline. It's all part of thinking about California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage in a different way. Some folks think letting the state ban same-sex marriage infringes on the rights of those religious groups that do sanctify them—after all, not everyone is Mormon—and isn't that a flagrant mix of church and state? On Sunday, April ...   More
 
Thursday, April 2, 2009 Megan Brescini

California Court Upholds Prop 8. Here's What Basic Rights Oregon Thinks That Decision Means.


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As expected, California's Supreme Court announced this morning that it has upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage but will let stand the thousands of marriages that took place between gay couples before voters approved that ban with Proposition 8 last fall. Jeana Frazzini, head of Basic Rights Oregon, said this morning that her gay-rights group was obviously disappointed by the decision. ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 HANK STERN

Jeana Frazzini: 2012 Is "Just Around The Corner"


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[youtube 8pFPQMQk4dE] As Maine this week became the fifth state to allow gay marriage, Basic Rights Oregon executive director Jeana Frazzini released this video that outlines her organization's strategy for the same to happen here in three years. Frazzini correctly points out that Oregon voters' approval in 2004 of Measure 36 requires supporters of same-sex marriage in this state to change "hearts ...   More
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009 HANK STERN

Why Dykes on Bikes Need To Find $5


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The Dykes on Bikes who normally lead the LGBTQ Pride Festival parade will be charged for the first time in 15 years at this year's June 14 parade in downtown Portland. Festival organizers at Pride NW Inc attribute the new $5 registration fee per bike to higher permit prices levied by the city of Portland and an increase in insurance costs because organizers expect to double the number of participants ...   More
 
Monday, May 4, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

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