Video: Oregon Domestic Partnerships Bill, Anti-Discrimination Bill Gets Gov's Sig
Today, Governor Kulongsoski signed into law a domestic partnership bill that would extend to same-sex couples the rights, benefits and responsibilities currently only available via a marriage contract... BUT only valid within the state of Oregon.
Today he also signed into law a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that will outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodation, public education etc. Religious employers, institutions and organizations are exempt from this new law.
What an amazing day to be an Oregonian. Both laws go into effect Jan. 1, 2008.
Check out this viedo from the signing: