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BREAKING: Senate Moves Forward on Senate Bill 1000

Senate Committed to Passing Anti-Discrimination Legislation AND Civil Unions This Session

Your lawmakers have heard you! The Oregon Senate announced today that it will very soon move Senate Bill 1000 to a full Senate vote.

SB 1000, which would create civil unions and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity had been shelved earlier in the legislative session and lawmakers planned to pursue civil union and anti-discrimination legislation in separate bills.

After hearing from thousands of Oregonians, however, lawmakers could not ignore the overwhelming support from throughout the state of Oregon for Senate Bill 1000 as a unified bill.

But, with the clock ticking in the Oregon legislature, we can not let up the pressure on lawmakers to act immediately to make this bill the law.

You have already seen that your phone calls, emails and visits were powerful enough to influence the course of this fight in the Senate, but our real fight is about to begin in the House.

Victory is within arms reach. But you can bet that opponents of fairness for GLBT Oregonians will not go down with out a fight. We expect them to turn up the heat on legislators who could cast deciding votes. They will be loud and we must be louder. That means that voices for fairness must outweigh voices of prejudice every day until this fight is over. You can make that happen.

Call Your Lawmakers Now!
Even if you have called before, contact your legislator immediately! You can even leave a message after hours. Don't delay. Click here to take action!
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