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]

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  • el polacko

    well if you’re going, pack a lot of plaid shirts and birkenstocks … you won’t be needing your shampoo, razor blades, or deodorant though.
    meanwhile, doesn’t the guv look a little ‘gay-faced’ ? just sayin’ …

  • Oregon Student

    The passage of the domestic partnership bill is a great example to show that voting matters. The bill would have passed in 2005 if it wasn’t for the GOP being in control of the Oregon House of Representatives. After the 2006 elections, House control shifted to the Democratic Party, and progress was made!

    It sounds hokey, but it feels comforting to know that the state would recognize a future committed relationship.

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