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.
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.
The Oregon Senate today followed the House in passing a bill banning the practice, which Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign into law.
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.
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.
Oregon, Iowa, and Colorado have all seen one legislative chamber approve such a bill; the chance of further progress appears best in Oregon.
Kate Brown took office as Oregon's governor Wednesday, promising to leave behind the political scandal that has plagued the state recently.