State of Oregon Archives: on Civil Rights


Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage

Rep. Jason Conger wasted no time taking a swipe at Portland physician Monica Wehby. In his opening remarks, Conger said Republicans won't win by "running candidates who fit the 'D narrative'" or by "running a rich, disconnected Republican."

Wehby has said the government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage and abortion is a personal choice. Wehby countered Conger by saying she thinks "logically not ideologically," adding that "we need a little bit more of that in D.C."

Source: Statesman Journal on 2014 Oregon Senate debate Mar 9, 2014

Jim Huffman: Supports the legal rights of gays

It makes sense why some liberal bloggers are attacking the bow tie [which Huffman wears]. Getting into the issues with Huffman could prove problematic. Huffman is the kind of Republican that a lot of independent Oregonians will be attracted to: He has supported the legal rights of gays and opposes the death penalty, saying it isn't applied with enough reliability or accuracy to deserve support.
Source: Elizabeth Hovde, columnist in The Oregonian Mar 6, 2010

Jeff Merkley: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon: To protect their health, safety and morals from the consequences of intergroup hostility, tensions and practices of discrimination of any kind based on sexual orientation: The Legislative Assembly intends to provide:However, this section shall not be construed to prevent a bona fide church from preferring an employee of one religious sect or persuasion over another.
Source: Voting record, The Oregon Equality Act (SB 2) Dec 31, 2007

Jeff Merkley: Apply affirmative action to state hiring

Q: On affirmative action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on: Public employment?

A: Yes.

Q: State college and university admissions?

A: Yes.

Q: State contracting?

A: Yes. because of sexual orientation;

  • hereby is recognized as and declared to be a civil right.However, this section shall not be construed to prevent a bona fide church from preferring an employee of one religious sect or persuasion over another.
    Source: Oregon State 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

    John Kitzhaber: Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring

    Source: Oregon Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

    John Kitzhaber: Recognize same-sex marriages

    Source: Oregon Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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