Oregon Governor Signs Domestic Partner Bill

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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]