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NEW STUDY: Marriage equality would boost the Oregon economy by $47.3 million

A new study released today shows that extending marriage to same-sex couples in Oregon would have a big payoff for the state's economy, generating upwards of $47.3 million in the first three years.

MEDIA RELEASE: UCLA research study: Marriage equality would boost Oregon economy $47.3 million

Allowing same-sex couples to marry would boost Oregon’s economy by $47.3 million over the first three years and generate 468 new jobs in the state, according to an independent research report conducted by UCLA’s Williams Institute.

Oregon Newspapers Against Discrimination: Eugene Register Guard

As Oregon newspapers begin to editorialize against discrimination, please take a moment to like and share each announcement like this one, to help us spread the word and encourage everyone to voice their opposition to discrimination in Oregon. Use the share buttons on this page to spread the word to your own networks

Greenlight Creative joins our growing coalition to support the freedom to marry

Greenlight Creative, a full service lighting production firm, has joined our coalition supporting marriage for same-sex couples in Oregon. The Portland-based company, is a major employer and service provider, boasting hundreds of clients in the PDX area.

KATU “Your Voice, Your Vote” Debate

The fight against discrimination has come to Oregon. A measure is in the ballot title process that would bring discrimination to our state in the most insidious way. The public debate on this measure has already begun, with a televised debate on KATU. Watch now.

Phototainment supports the freedom to marry in Oregon

Support for the freedom to marry in Oregon is at an all-time high, with more and more businesses and professionals joining our campaign to make 2014 the year we win marriage for all Oregon families. Of the latest businesses to join, Phototainment—a photo booth company—is thrilled to join the growing roster of businesses supporting marriage equality.

Statesman Journal: “Discrimination has no place here in Oregon”

In a guest commentary in the Statesman Journal, Gregg Moreland, Political and Community Outreach co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign in Oregon, writes about how Oregon is going to win the freedom to marry in 2014. Either in the courts or on the ballot, Oregonians will celebrate the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples.

Amicus brief filed on IP 52 ballot title

On the brink of winning the freedom to marry for Oregon’s same sex couples, a new, dangerous threat of legalized discrimination faces our state. And the fight against it has already begun.

Register-Guard: “Discrimination measure threatens freedom”

In a recent guest post in The Register-Guard, Matt Friday and Bruce Carlson share their lives as a couple and a family over the last 28 years. Since they met—on the day after Valentine’s Day in 1986—their loving, committed relationship has been no different than any other. And as we get closer to winning the freedom to marry, Matt and Bruce are looking forward to the day when they’ll be able to make a public promise to each other in front of family and friends.

McMenamins supports the freedom to marry in Oregon

Support for the freedom to marry in Oregon is at an all-time high, boasting a new coalition of businesses and professionals joining our campaign. The new coalition, Wedding Professionals United for Marriage, are a group of Oregon based various service providers that are taking a stand on behalf of marriage equality in our state.