Today a Texas district judge ruled that opposition to Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) failed to meet the minimum signatures required to put the ordinance up for a ballot initiative.
Below are remarks made yesterday by Ms. Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by a New York City police officer. Ms. Carr spoke at an event called "Human Rights in the USA," which was co-organized by The Roosevelt...Show More Summary
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Extreme members of both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly are pushing their own religious refusal bills.
LGBT activists from around the world came to Washington, D.C., this week to take part in events surrounding the World Bank.
Six weeks ago today HRC delivered its historic “People’s Brief” calling for full nationwide marriage equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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