Meanwhile, in Oregon...
This Republican Presidential ticket is a disaster – and a real threat to Oregon’s values.
By picking Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump sent a clear signal that his administration would be no friend to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Governor Pence has a lifelong record as an extreme, far-right, culture warrior fighting to strip away civil rights and protections for LGBTQ people.
Just last year, he signed Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” which allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBTQ customers by citing their religious belief.
Before he gets on stage at the Republican National Convention tonight—let’s show him where we stand on equality.
In Oregon, I sponsored the Equality Act so that everyone – no matter the color of their skin, their gender, or who they love – has equal protection under the law. Now, our own Senator Merkley is fighting to pass this model legislation in Congress.
Every American deserves the protections Oregonians cherish.