We have a long history of supporting and defending the LGBTQ community, and we believe House Bill 2589 is an important bill to ensure that the language in Oregon law reflects our values and upholds the dignity of transgender Oregonians.

HB 2589 would remove outdated and offensive language (see our testimony below) while clarififying the fact that a person's sexual orientation and/or their gender identity are not a physical or mental disability. Changing this language makes clear that the sexual orientation and gender identity are, themselves, inherent identites, separate and apart form a person's diagnosed medical or mental health conditions. 

 

Sponsors

Chief Sponsors: Representatives Power and Nosse; Senator Taylor. Regular Sponsors: Representatives Alonso Leon, Fahey, Lively, Marsh, McKeown, Neron, Prusak, Sanchez, Smith Warner, Sollman, Wilde, Williams, & Williamson; Senators Burdick, Manning Jr and

Status

Signed by governor

Session

2019

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