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HRC Statement on Donald Trump’s Win in New Hampshire

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s win in New Hampshire tonight: “Donald Trump...Show More Summary

South Dakota House Passes Another Extreme Bill Attacking Transgender Youth

Today, HRC blasted a vote by the South Dakota House of Representatives in favor of yet another piece of discriminatory legislation attacking transgender youth in the Mount Rushmore State. Passed by a vote of 45 to 23, HB 1112 could ban transgender students from participating in athletic activities consistent with their gender identity. Show More Summary

Brendan Dassey, Max Soffar, and the False Confession Playbook

How police extract false confessions from the innocent, with horrific consequences. Many viewers of Netflix’s hit documentary series “Making a Murderer” report being sickened by the police’s treatment of 16-year-old Brendan Dassey, the...Show More Summary

Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your … Please continue reading.

Twitter, ISIS and Social Media Whack-a-Mole

Last week, Twitter announced that it suspended 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 suspected of “threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” The post Twitter, ISIS and Social Media Whack-a-Mole appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an identity card and claiming his Dominican nationality.

Voting Begins in New Hampshire in 2016 Primaries

Today, voters across the Granite State will head to the polls to vote in the nation’s first primary this election season. HRC staff and volunteers have been on the ground for weeks, getting out of the vote for Hillary Clinton. HRC endorsed...Show More Summary

A Fashion (and Civil Liberties) Faux Pas: Don’t Profile Passengers Based Solely on Their Religious Headwear

Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh-American fashion designer and actor, was refused boarding in Mexico because of his turban. As we all know from the famous “Project Runway” tagline, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.”...Show More Summary

Charlotte City Council Schedules Non-Discrimination Vote for February 22

Yesterday, the Charlotte City Council held a public meeting, which included a briefing from City staff on a proposed non-discrimination ordinance that would protect the Charlotte LGBT community from discrimination in public accommodations, vehicles for hire and in government contracting. Show More Summary

HRC to Launch 40 Days of Conversation for Lent

This Lent, HRC invites LGBTQ Christians to join for 40 Days of Conversation as we honor the season of Lent. 40 Days of Conversation is a faith-filled resource that compiles meditations written by 47 faith leaders from across the Project One America States of Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. Rev. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 9, 2016

MARCO RUBIO TELLS MARRIED GAY MAN--SITTING WITH HIS HUSBAND--TO GET LEGISLATURE TO APPROVE HIS MARRIAGE: Yesterday, video emerged of presidential candidate Marco Rubio telling a married gay man that he believed marriage should be between...Show More Summary

Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far.

Marina Wheeler Last week Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tabled a set of proposals which the government hopes will form the basis of the UK’s renegotiated relationship with the EU, in advance of an in-out referendum. Politically, the proposals may be just the job: a new commitment to enhance competitiveness, proposals to limit […]

South Dakota House of Representatives Passes Extreme Bill Authorizing Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Today, HRC condemned a vote last night by the South Dakota House of Representatives on yet another extreme measure attacking LGBT South Dakotans. By a vote of 46 to 10, the chamber passed HB 1107 – legislation that would explicitly authorize...Show More Summary

The Power of Pictures

Democracies confront their misdeeds, not conceal them. This was originally published by Time. Eric Garner’s choking death at the hands of New York City police officers might have gone largely unnoticed. His final pleas for air—“I can’t breathe. Show More Summary

In New Hampshire, Rubio Tells Married Gay Man to Get the Legislature to Approve his Marriage

Today, HRC released the following statement after video emerged of Marco Rubio telling a married gay man who was sitting with his husband that he believed marriage should be between “one man and one woman.” After the voter tells Rubio...Show More Summary

Shocking: South Dakota State Senator Says Transgender People are “Twisted”

Today, HRC and the ACLU of South Dakota strongly denounced outrageous comments made by South Dakota Republican State Senator David Omdahl this weekend. In an attempt to justify why he will vote in favor of an extreme bill attacking transgender...Show More Summary

Majority of Anchorage Voters Back LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

A new poll found that a majority of Anchorage voters support an LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance that the Anchorage Assembly passed last year. “Of 311 registered voters, 70 percent said they either strongly or mildly supported...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 8, 2016

WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED DURING MARCO’S MELTDOWN While much ink has been devoted to Marco Rubio’s meltdown in the GOP debate in NH on Saturday, it’s important to note that Rubio was just as consistent when it comes to his oppositionShow More Summary

Sri Lanka : Nationalism & Indian Free Trade

Sri Lanka is expanding its free trade agreement with India. Nationalism is acting against, as usual. But the state regulatory structure is the real issue. The post Sri Lanka : Nationalism & Indian Free Trade appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga

  In the News The UN working group on arbitrary detention have concluded that the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden in the Ecuadorian Embassy for the last three and a half years. In particular, the working group considered that Mr Assange had not been guaranteed a fair trial, in […]

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