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Young people shouldn't be broken down because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, says the state's bisexual governor. And now they won't be — at least in Oregon.

May 22 2015 3:52 PM

The country’s first out LGBT governor is also the first to sign a ban on conversion therapy since the White House came out against the practice last month.

May 19 2015 1:12 PM

The Oregon Senate today followed the House in passing a bill banning the practice, which Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign into law.

May 07 2015 5:35 PM

While the fine isn't final yet, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa are already raising funds to cover it — but GoFundMe won't host their campaign.

April 29 2015 8:27 PM

The antigay group has kept trying to intervene after Oregon's attorney general declined to defend the ban, but it's out of options now.

April 21 2015 3:27 PM

Oregon, Iowa, and Colorado have all seen one legislative chamber approve such a bill; the chance of further progress appears best in Oregon.

March 20 2015 4:57 PM

Kate Brown took office as Oregon's governor Wednesday, promising to leave behind the political scandal that has plagued the state recently.

February 18 2015 5:00 PM
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