Equal Protection/Portland, EP/P, Anti-Discrimination Law, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Human Rights Ordinance, City Ordinance, Portland Human Rights Ordinance 1992, Oregon Ballot Measure Number 9
Equal Protection/Portland (EP/P) was a volunteer organization formed in Portland, Maine in 1992 that campaigned to uphold a Human Rights Ordinance passed by Portland’s City Council. Ultimately the ordinance was upheld in a referendum vote on November 3, 1992. That year was contentious for LGBT issues around the country and gay rights figured prominently in a presidential election for the first time in the race between Bill Clinton and George Bush. The Archives contains EP/P administrative files and campaign materials, such as flyers, brochures, press releases, survey results, audio recordings, and a bus banner. Articles reflecting national attention to the campaign from publications such as the New York Times and Newsweek magazine are included along with other pertinent articles from 1992. Information about other ordinance and amendment campaigns in the states of Florida, Colorado, and Oregon in 1992, which helped inform EP/P’s campaign, are also included.
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Equal Protection/Portland Archives, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
American Studies Commons, Cultural History Commons, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons, Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Social History Commons, United States History Commons