The Effect of Oregon’s Potential Budget Cuts on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Their Children
By Christopher Ramos
This report examines the effect of Oregon’s potential budget cuts on LGBT people and their children. Oregon voters will vote this month on two legislative tax initiatives, Measure 66 and Measure 67. If rejected by the voters, the legislature may substantially decrease spending on social services and programs. Such cuts would negatively affect many individuals and families in Oregon’s LGBT community, particularly those who are poor, families with children, the elderly, youth in institutionalized settings, the disabled, and those living with HIV/AIDS.