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HRC in South Dakota for Lobby Day

Post submitted by Christopher Cooke, HRC Western Regional Field Organizer HRC activists and organizers recently met in Pierre, South Dakota, to participate in Equality South Dakota’s Legislative Lobby Day. HRC, Equality South Dakota and the ACLU of South Dakota came together for the day to teach new advocacy skills and meet with state lawmakers. Show More Summary

Over 1,000 Parents of Trans Youth Call on President Trump to Preserve Guidance About Trans Students

Today, as reports surface that the Trump Administration plans to revoke guidance protecting transgender students nationwide, more than 1,000 parents of transgender children have now signed onto a letter to President Trump calling on him to preserve these vital protections and fully enforce federal civil rights laws. Show More Summary

#LoveYourNeighbor: Jamaya and Macy Ask Tupelo to ‘Look Past the Cover’

Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Jamaya recalls a message she regularly heard as she was growing up -- “You’re going to get married one day, you’re going to have kids, you’re going to have a husband.” Jamaya always knew she would...Show More Summary

We Must Rein in President Trump’s Spying Powers

Trump inherited surveillance powers used to spy on millions of Americans without a warrant — but some expire soon. It’s been just over a month since Donald J. Trump assumed the enormous powers of the U.S. presidency, including the power to control the government’s far-reaching surveillance of Americans and others. Show More Summary

Top Investors Representing $11T in Assets Speak Out Against Texas’ SB 6

Today, HRC hailed a new letter to Texas lawmakers from top global investors speaking out against the discriminatory, anti-transgender Texas bill SB 6. This group represents the first coordinated group of global investors to speak out...Show More Summary

Rex Tillerson On China

"We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed." The post Rex Tillerson On China appeared first on Foreign Policy Bl...

HRC Calls for Continued Engagement at the UN Human Rights Council

As the new U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took office earlier this month, HRC joined a group of human rights organizations in urging Tillerson and his staff to continue U.S. engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Council. The...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 21, 2017

HRC RESPONDS TO REPORTS THAT TRUMP ADMIN PLANS TO RESCIND TRANS STUDENT GUIDANCE: In response to media reports that the Trump Administration plans to rescind Obama Administration guidance to ensure that transgender students are being...Show More Summary

HRC Responds to Reports That Trump Administration Plans to Rescind Trans Students Guidance

Tonight, HRC responded to media reports that the Trump administration plans to rescind guidance from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education regarding schools’ obligations to transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Show More Summary

Has the U.S.-Saudi Relationship Outlived Its Usefulness?

A public radio debate raises questions about the nature of the U.S.-Saudi relationship and whether it is time for a change. The post Has the U.S.-Saudi Relationship Outlived Its Usefulness? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Beyond NAFTA: Issues in North American Free Trade

Beyond NAFTA, Mexico and Canada could benefit greatly from a boom in the U.S. economy if it is accompanied by wise domestic policy decisions. The post Beyond NAFTA: Issues in North American Free Trade appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Trump Is Violating the Constitution

The president is supposed to serve the American people, not himself. This piece originally appeared in the February 23 issue of The New York Review of Books.  When Barack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States in...Show More Summary

The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

Seventy-five years ago, FDR made one of the most disastrous decisions in American history. Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately,...Show More Summary

Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For

The federal government and the major studios may be settling sex discrimination charges against women directors. This week, Deadline reported that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in negotiations with the major movie...Show More Summary

#LoveYourNeighbor: Jeremy Encourages His Community to Keep an Open Mind

An employee of MAC Cosmetics, customers were shocked -- and bothered -- to see Jeremy, a gay male, working for a business that sells makeup. So bothered, in fact, that they took up a petition to attempt to have him removed from his job. Undeterred...Show More Summary

HRC Arkansas Finds its Match with Legislator Speed Dating

Post submitted by James Rector, HRC Arkansas Field Organizer with contributions by Michelle Palumbo, Arkansas Transgender Activist On Wednesday, approximately 50 HRC member and supporters in Arkansas gathered for a unique Valentine’s...Show More Summary

Pressure Mounts on Sri Lanka to Remove Anti-LGBTQ Laws as Part of E.U. Trade Deal

Efforts to decriminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity in Sri Lanka, an island state off the southern coast of India, appear to be gaining steam as the country negotiates a preferential trade deal with the European Union (E.U.). Show More Summary

NBA Stands up for Equality, Warns Texas Lawmakers Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Affect All-Star Game Bids

Today, HRC hailed comments from the National Basketball Association, warning Texas lawmakers that any legislative attack on LGBTQ people would factor into a decision as to where big-ticket games, such as the All-Star Game, would be played. Show More Summary

House Holds Hearing on So-Called “Religious Liberty” with Anti-LGBTQ Witnesses

Only eight weeks into the 115 th Congress, House Republicans are already pushing for special licenses to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of religion. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and...Show More Summary

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