Oregon's HB2002 is one of the strongest trans-protective laws moving anywhere in the United States. Last night, Oregon's House passed it.
This is wonderful news! Thank you Erin for such great reporting. As always, my main concern is how well Oregon, and the other 10 or so protective states, would be able to hold up to the expected onslaught of hostile federal legislation and/or executive orders if/when the GOP takes over in early 2025
Off topic, but Erin I’m so so incredibly grateful that you’re ok after your swatting incident. I hope you and Zooey are safe
This is amazing! Hearing this has made my day. And time to update my resume and start keeping an eye on job opportunities in Oregon! This is a good move for the state as a whole - on top of protecting the transgender community they are going to draw in some amazing talent!
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👏👏👏 I’m so excited and relieved. We are moving there in a few weeks! Yay Oregon. Yay humanity. Yay us!! 🤗
OMgosh! I'm hoping for this to come into law! When I first heard about it, I was like 'Way to go, Oregon!' One of the only things at this point not to get covered out here is electrolysis--a major bane for me after having gone through male puberty. The rest of the things being covered are awesome, for sure! This is an all-around positive move in the right direction. Glimmer of hope, if you will.
Everyone, please don't give up hope! Wherever you may live... the anti-trans stuff can only last so long before the perpetrators either realize how wrong it is, or lose their positions do to their misplaced endeavors. Be well. And, as always, thank you, Erin for your hard work, dedication, and vigilance. <3
To whom do we write to help with passage?
Thank you. Some days feel so dark, then reading a post like this lets a little Ray of sunshine shine through. Thank you Erin🌹
I love this!! Now the Oregon Senate Republicans need to suck it up and show up to work so we can have progress. Shouldn't be too hard for a group of mature adults...