Governor Brown will celebrate on Wednesday the signing into law of the landmark transgender equity bill, HB 2673A. This law, Oregon’s first standalone transgender equity legislation, creates an administrative option that will be a safer, faster, and more private process for transgender Oregonians to update their name and gender on their Oregon birth certificates.
“Individualism is at the heart of Oregonian values, and as a fundamental human right, government has no business dictating personal identity,” Governor Brown said. “Oregon’s keystone transgender equity bill reflects our tradition of protecting the liberty and dignity of our people, and we will continue to support a culture of inclusivity and embrace all who call Oregon home.”
The Oregon law will become effective January 1, 2018. California is the only other state to have a similar administrative option for transgender people to update their birth certificates.
Representatives of Basic Rights Oregon will also be on hand, and members of the media are invited to attend. Those who plan to attend or need more information should call Press Secretary Bryan Hockaday at 503-580-7836.
Wednesday, May 31
10:00 a.m. Governor’s Ceremonial Office
900 Court St. NE