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Autistic child left in cage in classroom

Shock today in Canberra, Australia’s capitol, on word that a 10-year-old special needs child was kept in a cage in a public school classroom. Education Minister Joy Burch has ordered an independent investigation. The school’s principal has stepped aside. The situation was brought to the attention of officials by the boy’s parents.

Final Four Coaches Agree: “Discrimination of Any Kind Should Not be Tolerated”

Today, the Men’s Final Four coaches released a joint statement standing against Indiana’s discriminatory Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

There were at least 607 executions in 2014. So what?

By Chiara Sangiorgio, Death Penalty Researcher at Amnesty International The numbers behind our latest overview of the global use of the death penalty, released today, tell a chilling story: 607 people were executed in 22 countries and at least 2,466 … Please continue reading.

Join HRC Texas in Austin for Freedom Lobby Day on April 13

When we walk into our polling location on Election Day, casting our vote should not be the last time our elected officials hear what we think.

Business in Indiana Announces Refusal of Service to Same-Sex Couples Under RFRA

A family-owned pizza shop in Walkerton, Indiana, is the first business to publicly announce that they would not serve same-sex couples.

Corporations Agree: It’s Time to Stop the Harmful Attacks on LGBT People

Since Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” last week, a variety of corporations, both large and small, from across the country have spoke out this discriminatory measure.

Arkansans Rally to End Discrimination

Today, HRC President Chad Griffin was joined by a crowd of Arkansans on the Capitol steps in a call to hold the legislature accountable to ensure a suitable, modified version of HB 1228 is put forward.

HRC’s Rev. MacArthur Flournoy to Join NAN Panel

On Wednesday April 8, HRC Foundation’s Religion & Faith Program Director of Faith Partnerships and Mobilization, Rev. MacArthur Flournoy, will participate in a panel addressing LGBT issues and racial justice.

ISIS takes over Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

By The Islamic State terror group has taken over a large part of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, reports indicate. “Fighters from IS (Islamic State) launched an assault this morning on Yarmouk and they tookShow More Summary

Progress Seen in Arkansas RFRA Fight As Governor Hutchinson Halts Bill

Today, in response to the announcement that Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will ask the Arkansas Legislature to recall the discriminatory H.B. 1228, the HRC released this statement from its President, Chad Griffin.

Georgians Gather in Atlanta for “Capitol Call Out” Rally

Over 200 people from all across Georgia gathered in Atlanta yesterday for the "Capitol Call Out" rally and march yesterday to denounce the "license to discriminate" bill.

Tech Industry Leaders Make Unprecedented & Historic Joint Statement to Legislators

Today, in response to a host of anti-LGBT bills pending or signed in to law in states around the country, tech industry leaders signed a statement supporting the addition of non-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Springfield Coming Together to Vote No Repeal

One week;That’s how long Springfield, Missouri has until voters decide whether to uphold or repeal the city’s non-discrimination law on April 7.

Four Ways to Take a Stand Against the Anti-LGBT Bills Sweeping the Country

Join HRC on the right side of history. Here are four ways you can get involved right now.

The Coming Power Struggles Over the "Internet of Things"

When I stick a movie into my DVD player and try to fast-forward through some of the annoying preliminaries that are at the front of the disc, I get an error message: This operation prohibited by this disc This is just an annoyance, but...Show More Summary

Noose found hanging from tree on Duke campus

The discovery of a noose hanging from a tree on the Duke campus has black students there concerned. The noose was discovered early this morning. And was almost immediately cut down by police. This comes about two weeks after a racist song was allegedly chanted at a black female student on campus.

Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. Have Police Gotten the Post-Ferguson Memo Yet?

Here’s a statistic for you: It's been 31 days since the release of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing report, but the number of fatal police encounters during this time is more than triple that – over 100 and counting. Show More Summary

Calling All Bookworms: What Do YOU Have to Hide?

There’s something really liberating about having some corner of your life that’s yours, that no one gets to see except you. It’s a little like nudity or taking a dump. Everyone gets naked every once in a while. Everyone has to squat on the toilet. Show More Summary

Where do Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls Stand on Indiana’s RFRA?

Since Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the so-called "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" into law last Thursday, dozens of major companies and prominent elected officials on both sides of the aisle, have come out against the discriminatory legislation.

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