CitizenLink: Oregon House OKs Benefits for Gay Couples:

4-18-2007

Oregon House OKs Benefits for Gay Couples

Same-sex couples would receive the same benefits as married couples, and homosexuals would be granted special protection under bills approved Tuesday by the Oregon House.

The Senate is expected to pass the two bills, and Gov. Ted Kulongoski is expected to sign them.

The first would enable same-sex couples to enter contractual relationships that grant the same benefits as married couples.

“This bill is in fact marriage by another name,” Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson told The Associated Press.

The other bill would grant gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people special rights in to employment, housing and access to public accommodations.

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