OR: Bakery unlawfully discriminated against same-sex couple, state finds

Employment discrimination claim on behalf of pro-life Portland school teacher

Oregon: Hundreds of crosses erected in Sherwood to protest abortion

OR: Multnomah County’s same-sex marriage controversy puts open meetings law in limelight

    Oregon Live: Kelly Clark, a Portland attorney, contends otherwise in a lawsuit accusing the commissioners of violating the public meetings law. He says the violations warrant reversing the county’s action. In an interview, Clark said he thinks the commissioners purposefully used a rolling series of conversations to discuss the licensing change. He said they hoped to avoid any arrangement that would require a public meeting.

  • Posted: 12/18/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.oregonlive.com

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Pro-Life Teacher Fired Who Kicked Planned Parenthood Out of His Class

Oregon initiative would allow businesses to refuse to serve same-sex weddings | Religion Clause Blog

Oregon: City delays Mingus Park cross decision

Nike’s big contribution to redefining marriage in Oregon comes with strings attached

Nike announces support for Oregon initiative to redefine marriage

Federal Jury Awards Portland City Employee Damages In Religious Harassment Case

In Liberal Oregon, Health Exchange Struggles, Despite State Support

OR: Convictions Reversed After Prosecutor’s Comments on Shariah Law

Court refuses to question students’ constitutional rights | One News Now

Efforts to redefine marriage in Ore., key states

Court refuses to question students’ constitutional rights | One News Now

Oregon To Recognize Marriages Of Same-Sex Couples Wed In Other States

    Buzzfeed (includes text of memo): Oregon Chief Operating Officer and Director of Administrative Services Michael Jordan issued a memo to state agencies Wednesday ordering the recognition of all legal marriages performed outside of the state — including the marriages of same-sex couples. “Oregon agencies must recognize all out-of-state marriages for the purposes of administering state programs,” Jordan states in the memo. “That includes legal, same sex marriages performed in other states and countries.”

    KATU.com (includes video): “Same-sex marriage decision leaves Oregon in an ironic spot”
    Based on a new opinion from Oregon’s Department of Justice, a same-sex couple’s marriage outside of Oregon is now being recognized in Oregon.

  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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  • Category: Featured

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Suit Challenges Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Ban | Religion Clause Blog

Suit challenges Oregon marriage amendment

Conservative student paper wins final legal battle with college | World Magazine

Bakery Bullies: LGBT groups are leading a hateful intimidation campaign against Christian cakemakers.

Supreme Court lets victory for free speech at OSU stand | Alliance Defending Freedom

Columbia Sportswear plans to endorse initiative to redefine marriage

“Some Businesses Balk at Gay Weddings: Photographers, Bakers Face Legal Challenges After Rejecting Jobs on Religious Grounds” | WSJ

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visits University of Portland

Anti-abortion measure could be on 2014 Oregon ballot

Ugly and dangerous realities of the counterculture

OR: Same-sex couple file discrimination complaint with the state against Broadway Cab

America’s Christian Slaves

Os Hillman Got It Totally Wrong About the Christian-Owned Bakery in Oregon

Homosexual Lobby: Let the Christians Eat Cake

    Selwyn Duke at the New American: “The goal is to rehabilitate,” said the bureaucrat about a Christian-owned bakery that refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. The man who uttered that phrase was Oregon labor commissioner Brad Avakian, and he’s obviously come to bear the secular man’s burden. He insists he doesn’t want to put the bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, out of business. He just wants owner Aaron Klein and his wife Melissa to think doubleplusgood thoughts. But now the Kleins have in fact shuttered their doors in deference to their principles and a local community that has all the wrong ones.

  • Posted: 09/06/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.thenewamerican.com

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Coos Bay Vietnam memorial stirs up strong feelings and a bombing over Christian symbolism

Oregon bakery that refused wedding cake for same-sex ceremony closes

Pro-life advocates encouraged by legislative successes on abortion

Oregon: Attorney believes opponent of war memorial cross left IED in park

Do Opponents of Same-sex Marriage Need “Rehabilitation”?

OR: Dissing traditional beliefs: Gov’t official’s remark labeled Stalin-esque

Oregon To Probe Refusal Of Same-sex Wedding Cake

Obamacare Death Panels Come to Oregon: Committee May Deny Cancer Treatment

Oregon Health Care Board Denies Chemotherapy, Will Push Rationing Under Obamacare

Oregon Initiative to redefine marriage collects 37K signatures

Ballot measure to redefine marriage launched in Oregon

Hospice workers struggle to balance values with assisted suicide law

Ore. proponents of marriage redefinition to collect signatures

“Being a gay justice is no longer a big issue” | San Francisco Chronicle

“Ten states to tackle gay marriage next” | NBC

OR: Criminal Convictions of Faith Healing Parents Upheld

Portland State U. study: traditional marriage rates unaffected by same-sex marriage

“Oregon Legislature Repeals Surgery Requirement for Gender Change on Birth Certificate” | ACLU

Oregon: Cross shaped Veterans memorial defaced again

Oregon Senate Passes Bill On Vaccination Indoctrination

Vandals deface war memorial cross in Coos Bay park

Vermont Becomes Third State to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Candidates for Oregon board want to purge Planned Parenthood from school curriculum

Oregon: Colleges might ask about sexual orientation

Man who stripped at Portland International Airport fights $1,000 fine from TSA

Oregon Bill Attacks Pregnancy Centers Providing Abortion Alternatives

Republicans introduce bill to protect crosses, other religious symbols on war memorials

Freedom From Religion Foundation Demands Removal of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

OR: Juvenile Court May Order Immunization of Children In State Custody Over Religious Objections of Parents

Divisive pro-abortion resolution proposed in Oregon House

OR: Coos Bay City Council meets for cross

OR: Math Teacher Escorted Out By Police, Set To Be Fired For Opposing Planned Parenthood In The Classroom

“In DOMA Supreme Court Case, 15 States Say Not Recognizing Gay Marriage Is Unconstitutional” | Huffington Post

Oregon agrees to “transgender” transition coverage in state health care

Bakery says Oregon Constitution protects refusal of same-sex wedding cake order

Oregon Group File Initiative to Redefine Marriage in 2014

Oregon AG Investigating Bakery’s Refusal To Provide Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

Oregon Assisted Suicide Deaths Hit Record High in 2012

Oregon House swears in first lesbian House Speaker

Oregon, California: Insurance companies must pay for transgender person hormone therapy, breast reduction, cancer screening etc. . .

“Gay marriage in Oregon: Another rush to wed would be foolish, and yet….”

Assisted Suicide in Washington, Oregon Leads to Elder Abuse

Police investigate vandalism to 3 religious statues at Catholic shrine in Portland

“7 states that could legalize gay marriage next: New Jersey, Minnesota and others”

“Gay marriage takes next steps”