May 2, 2007

News: Oregon Senate Approves Domestic Partnerships Bill

Today the Oregon Senate approved a bill granting same-sex couples rights similar to those of married couples. (The Oregon House already approved the bill, titled House Bill 2007.) Governor Kulongoski is expected to sign the bill. You can read the text of the original House Bill online. Oregon will be joining only five other states in recognizing the rights of same-sex couples to enjoy some of the the legal benefits married couples receive automatically, such as the right to visit one another in the hospital or to make medical decisions for partners.