Protecting the Rights of Vulnerable Oregonians
In recent months, there has been a notable increase in discrimination and harassment toward marginalized communities. In a time in which we can’t rely on the Federal government to protect our rights, it becomes increasingly important to send a statement that here in Oregon, we can do better. That is why I am working on bills that will protect vulnerable Oregonians.
HB 2005 is a pay equity bill, which creates important protections against pay discrimination regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or other protected class status. HB 2673 makes it easier for individuals to change their names on vital records to reflect their gender identity. HB 3060 will prevent workplace discrimination at companies that wish to do business with the state.
These bills will help ensure that all Oregonians are treated fairly. I’m excited to continue working with my colleagues on these and other bills that address this issue.
Testifying before the House Committee on Business and Labor in Support of HB 2005.