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Victory for Oregon's Transgender State Workers
Oregon has changed its state employees' health care policies to include transition-related health care for transgender people.
Does the state allow same-sex couples to marry?
Does the state recognize marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions?
Does the state offer any other type of relationship recognition for same-sex couples?
Yes, domestic partnerships.
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The state constitution prohibits marriage between same-sex couples. Amended in 2004 to read: “It is the policy of Oregon, and its political subdivisions, that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage.” See Oregon Constitution, Article XV, § 5a.
Does state law protect employees in the private sector from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?
Does state law protect employees in the private sector from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and/or gender expression?
Does state law expressly protect employees of state and local governments from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?
Does state law expressly protect employees of state and local governments from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and/or gender expression?
See Tanner v. Oregon Health Sciences Univ. 157 Ore. App. 502, 971 P.2d 435 (1998).
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All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII to protect transgender employees, and the EEOC has interpreted Title VII to cover sexual orientation discrimination. The Supreme Court has held that the EEOC's interpretations of Title VII are entitled to "great deference."
Who may adopt?
Any person. ORS 109.309(1).
Approved in lower courts.
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