Guest opinion: Equal justice under law

Brad Avakian, Oregon’s Commissioner of Labor and Industries
By Brad Avakian

Unlike 33 other states across the country, Oregon enjoys strong protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment, and public places. Passed by a broad, bipartisan …

Oregon law protects trans healthcare rights

Basic Rights Oregon Trans Justice Program Manager tash shatz calls the decision a “sea change.” Photo courtesy of BRO
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Transgender individuals are routinely denied medically-necessary health care based solely on their gender identity. But now, denying care …