Will Tina Kotek Become Oregon’s First Lesbian Governor?
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek announced her intention to run for governor in 2022. Kotek, who has served as speaker since 2012, is the first openly gay person to hold the position. If elected, she would be the state's first lesbian governor.
The fight for LGBTQ rights in Oregon is far from over, but these recent advances are an important step forward. If you're also interested in following the progress of LGBTQ rights in California, check out our blog on this topic: Everything You Need To Know About LGBTQ Rights In California. It provides detailed information about what's going down here.