She will make history as the nation's first ever openly bisexual sitting governor, the only openly LGBT state governor at the moment, and just the second openly LGBT governor in America.
After 2013's SCOTUS ruling that struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), 2014 saw great advancement for marriage equality in the United States as fifteen more states became places where same-sex couples can legally marry. Read more about the states that made marriage equality the law of the land this year below.
The YWCA of Greater Portland, Oregon, which provides direct services to the local community and advocates for social change, is working to change that with a program that addresses the needs of transgender people seeking shelter and housing services.
Portland day laborer group loses Catholic charity grant because of ties to pro marriage-equality Latino organization
Portland day laborer group loses $75,000 grant from a Catholic charity because of ties to a pro marriage-equality Latino organization.
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Indisputably, change is a constant force that ceaselessly shapes us as a society: Change makes the tides rise and the leaves turn color; Change brings life into the world and it takes life away. It freed the slaves in our country and gave women the right to vote. And, pretty soon, change will bring marriage equality to all couples.
The National Organization for Marriage, the once-powerful anti-LGBT group who has not had a victory since early 2012, has mostly been in the headlines because of its attempts to withhold donor information from courts.
The Oregon Family Council announced they would not be moving forward with IP 52—the measure that would allow businesses and corporations to turn gay and lesbian couples away for goods and services.