Kotek and Maura Healey of Massachusetts will be the nation's first out lesbian governors.
Kotek, who could be one of the nation's first lesbian governors, is stressing the differences between herself and Republican Christine Drazan.
One judge said beauty pageants were created to showcase the "ideal vision of American womanhood."
Some students were reportedly left in tears over the decision.
An Oregon court upheld its original finding that the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa illegally discriminated against a same-sex couple, but said the fine's amount showed bias.
A new study published in JAMA Surgery finds that people who travel out of the state for genital gender-affirming surgery paid nearly 50 percent more in out-of-pocket costs.
McLeod-Skinner, who beat a seven-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, would be the first out member of Oregon's congressional delegation.