Oregon Governor Signs Domestic Partner Bill

As anticipated, Oregonian Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the state’s domestic partner bill this morning. Once the bill goes into effect on January 1, 2008, gays and lesbians will be afforded many – but not all – of the privileges of marriage.

With his signature, Kulongoski said, the Beaver state (seriously) will go from a state of “exclusion to one of complete inclusion”. The governor also spilled some ink on a non-discrimination bill which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Beaver state’s looking more and more appealing. Perhaps we’ll forge a trail down Oregon way…

Oregon gov. signs domestic partner bill [Houston Chronicle]