Exposed: The "Agenda" by Gays and Lesbians for Marriage Rights

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If you're a believer in the existence of a conspiracy that is using marriage rights for same-sex couples to advance an "insidious" agenda, you'd better spend the next 90 seconds watching this new video from Freedom to Marry. The video from an organization devoted to marriage rights nationwide provides clear evidence of the "roadmap to victory" that includes Oregon and other states where gays and lesbians ...   More
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011 HANK STERN

The Seven-Year Itch

Same-sex marriages from 2004 celebrated. A ballot measure to restore same-sex marriage rights? Not so fast.


News Stories
Last weekend, First Unitarian Church of Portland marked the seventh anniversary of the brief moment in 2004 when Multnomah County    More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 AILIN DARLING

George Takei Beaming in to Portland

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George Takei, who since his days as "Mr. Sulu" on Star Trek in the 1960s, has gone on to become a noted activist for gay rights, is coming to Portland later this month.The 73-year-old Japanese-American actor, who spent part of his childhood in internment camps in the United States, will speak at a Feb. 20 event sponsored by the Portland Japanese American Citizens League. The event, "Fighting ...   More
 
Friday, February 4, 2011 HANK STERN

The Rite Stuff

Here’s a Catholic priest-to-gay groom story that same-sex marriage advocates ought to tell.


Politics
 Jim Stephens first spotted Darold Slack on June 16, 2008, standing in the crowd at the Portland Pride Parade.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

Study: Gay Teens More Likely to Face Stricter Punishments


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Gay teens, particularly young lesbians, are more likely than their straight peers to get expelled from school, arrested and convicted of adult crimes, according to a new study published in Pediatrics by researchers at Yale University. Those surprising results published in the American Academy of Pediatrics' journal were featured today in a story in The Washington Post that said: [F]or ...   More
 
Monday, December 6, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Senate to Consider DREAM Act and DADT on Saturday


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Saturday won't be a leisurely day on Capitol Hill. After years of false starts and dead ends, the DREAM Act comes up for a vote again Saturday, Dec. 18 in the U.S. Senate, where advocates think the immigration bill finally stands a chance of passage. Also known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, the bill (first crafted in 2001) would give undocumented young people who ...   More
 
Friday, December 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Backlash Against Boy Scouts in Laurelhurst Over Christmas Tree Pickup (UPDATED with Boy Scouts comment)


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Some Laurelhurst residents don't want their neighbors to support one of the Boy Scouts of America's local holiday season traditions—picking up Christmas trees for recycling. The objections in this "Dear Neighbors" letter (PDF) being circulated in the Northeast Portland neighborhood from residents Richard Kuhns and Mary Quigley focus on the Boy Scouts' stance against Scouts and parent volunteers ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

Backlash Against Boy Scouts in Laurelhurst Over Christmas Tree Pickup (UPDATED with Boy Scouts comment)


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 Some Laurelhurst residents don’t want their neighbors to support one of theBoy Scouts of America’s local holiday season traditions—picking up Christmas trees for recycling.The objections in this “Dear Neighbors” letter (PDF) being circulated in the Northeast Portland neighborhood from residents Richard Kuhns and Mary Quigley focus on the Boy Scouts’ stance ...   More
 
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Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley And Extending Employment Protections to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today was among a group of four senators to introduce the latest version of a bill that would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The freshman Democrat announced today he is a sponsor — along with Sens. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (both R-Maine) — of the Employment Non-Discrimination ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 HANK STERN

Oregon Gay/Lesbian Vets Group Wants Obama To Go Faster on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"


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President Obama's pledge on Saturday at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign to “end 'Don't Ask Don't Tell” comes at an opportune time for Veterans for Human Rights. The Portland nonprofit, which promotes equal rights in the Armed Forces, has scheduled a re-organizational meeting Oct 21 at 7 pm at the Q Center (4115 N. Mississippi Ave) to create new leadership. “Everything ...   More
 
Monday, October 12, 2009 Sasha Ingber

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