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News from within the borders of Portland, Oregon and the fight for LGBT equality there. Domestic partnership is legal in Oregon, although the constitution was changed in 2004 to define marriage as between one man and one woman after a string of same-sex marriages occurred. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Portland including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears was killed while mourning another homicide victim.

August 04 2020 6:04 PM

But he's served jail time for the crime just the same, and he'll be on probation for three years.

December 16 2019 2:19 PM

The September 12 attack on Atlas Marshall came just six days after a trans rideshare driver was beaten by a passenger.

September 19 2019 6:36 PM

Marla Standing-Owl says the passenger hit her and told her, "You're nothing but a man."

September 13 2019 1:48 PM

Scott Wayne Smith was convicted of intimidation for his threat to residents of a complex for HIV-positive people.

April 05 2019 2:48 PM

A trans woman was harassed and punched several times in downtown Portland this week.

July 27 2018 3:06 PM
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