Oregon governor, Democrat Kate Brown, who is openly bisexual, has issued an executive order that states that Oregon would refuse to participate in Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from Muslim majority countries from entering the United States.
As the first openly bisexual governor, Kate Brown is leading a fight with Oregon lawmakers against Trump. The order, enforced together by Brown and a group of lawmakers, adds to the current policy as law-abiding immigrants are not criminalized. State agencies are also prevented from creating a faith-based registry.
Ellen Rosenblum, as the Attorney General, was called upon by Brown to stand alongside states including New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Minnesota and take legal action against the order executed by Trump.
Brown said: “These new policies from the White House show no regard for the values Oregonians believe in or the economic realities Oregon faces.” She also added, “Now, more than ever, we must stand together guided by the enduring belief in freedom, liberty, and justice for all and make our voices heard.”
Brown became governor in 2015 after the four-term Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned amid scandal. Thus Brown became the first openly bisexual governor to win election as governor of a US state.