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Federal Prison Illegally Bans Christian Head Scarves for Visitors Like Me

Yes, some Christian women cover their heads for religious reasons. No, you can’t discriminate against them for it. See that woman in the photo to the right? That’s me, Audra Ragland, wearing one of my many head coverings. As a Christian,...Show More Summary

ACLU Poll Finds Americans Reject Trump’s Tough-on-Crime Approach

A majority of Americans support criminal justice reform that reduces the prison population. In a rejection of President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' tough-on-crime approach, a new ACLU poll finds that a large majority of...Show More Summary

What the Founders Would Say About Cellphone Surveillance

Government cell phone tracking clearly jeopardizes the security of the people against unreasonable searches and seizures. On Nov. 29, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in an important case called Carpenter v. United States. Although...Show More Summary

Too Old and Too Sick to Execute? No Such Thing in Ohio.

Ohio’s bungled execution of an elderly man shows that the death penalty is broken and barbaric. The famous appellate judge Richard Posner once wrote, “A civilized society locks up [criminals] until age makes them harmless, but it does...Show More Summary

Racist Sheriffs Are Reapplying to Be Part of Trump’s Deportation Force

Law enforcement entities with troubling civil rights records are under consideration for the 287(g) program. The federal program that delegates immigration enforcement duties to local police is about to expand to as many as 24 additional jurisdictions across the country. Show More Summary

Georgia Is Fighting to Keep Its Laws Secret — Unless You Pay

Georgia sued a non-profit for publishing the state's law online. But knowing the law is a right, not a privilege. For more than three decades, the state of Georgia has charged anyone who wants to see its official state law hundreds of dollars for that privilege. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 17, 2017

EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE TARGETING TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WORSENS -- 2017 DEADLIEST YEAR ON RECORD: Today, HRC and the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) released A Time to Act: Fatal Violence Against Transgender People in America in 2017,...Show More Summary

HRC & Trans People of Color Coalition Release Report on Violence Against the Transgender Community

Today, HRC Foundation and the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) released A Time to Act: Fatal Violence Against Transgender People in America in 2017, a heartbreaking report documenting the often deadly violence faced by transgender...Show More Summary

Transgender Trailblazer Gavin Grimm to Address Conference on Caring for Transgender Youth

HRC will host transgender young people, parents, medical professionals and other youth-serving professionals at the groundbreaking Community In Action: Caring For Our Transgender Children and Youth Conference in Cincinnati on Saturday. Co-sponsored...Show More Summary

WTF Friday, 11/17/2017

Another week, another mountain of evidence that human men are a terrible idea. I just can’t even. In other news: After 3,472 years in power, it looks like Robert Mugabe is on his way out. Western audiences seem to be welcoming the coup, having apparently… Continue Reading ?

WTF Friday, 11/10/2017

Honestly. Every one of these weeks is like a thousand years long. I could add FFS Saturday and JFC… Tuesday (?) and it’d still barely be the tip of the iceberg. But soldier on we must. This week: Burundi ordered all unwed… Continue Reading ?

Home for the Holidays: Tips for Navigating Tough Conversations on LGBTQ Issues

Every year during the holiday season, HRC receives many calls and emails from LGBTQ people asking us how to handle situations with family and loved ones when difficult conversations arise about sexual orientation and gender identity, particularly around the subject of religion. Show More Summary

Bermuda Government Attempting to Repeal Marriage Equality

The government of Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic, is seeking to repeal marriage equality and replace it with a domestic partnership arrangement. Bermuda achieved marriage equality through a Supreme Court ruling in May this year. The effort to repeal marriage equality is being led by the 38-year-old premier E. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 16, 2017

WORST OF THE WORST -- HRC HONES IN ON FIVE OF MOST DANGEROUS OF TRUMP-PENCE’S ANTI-LGBTQ JUDICIAL NOMINEES (AND THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING): Jeff Mateer, Damien Schiff, Leonard Steven Grasz, Mark Norris, and Stephen Schwartz could seriously threaten the future of LGBTQ equality in America. Show More Summary

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