Oregon Governor’s Executive Order Prohibits State Agencies from Participating in Religious Registry

Oregon governor Kate Brown issued an executive order a few days ago instructing executive branch agencies not to target or discriminate against people solely on the basis of their immigration status.

One particularly interesting provision to keep in mind:

5. Non-participation in Religious Registry. No state agency may use moneys, equipment, or personnel to assist in or facilitate the creation of a registry the purpose of which is to identify members of a religious group, except as required by federal or state law.

In other words, the state of Oregon will not participate in any Muslim database or registry.