Basic Rights Oregon Responds to Trump Trans Memo

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Tue, 10/23/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Basic Rights Oregon Press Conference

 

Basic Rights Oregon hosted a press conference in response to the Trans Memo from the Trump Administration. The memo outlines a proposal to federally define gender as only male or female and determined at birth.

The proposal outlined in the memo will not impact Oregon state legislation, such as the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. Critics call it a fearmongering tactic before the midterm elections. Should the proposal take effect, it will likely hit education and healthcare first.

The conference speakers were local LGBTQ and civil rights leaders. KBOO reporter Kyle Kerezsi attended the conference. This is a speech excerpt from House Speaker Tina Kotek.

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