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Opposition to Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance Fail to Meet Requirements

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.

Mother of Eric Garner: The Recurring Nightmare of My Son's Death

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

Russia’s Virtual Shield Technology in Iran and China

Russia recently announced that an anti-aircraft missile system that was exclusively used by Russian forces will soon be exported for the first time outside of Russia, specifically to China.

Brazil’s March Madness Raises Longer Term Questions

The March anti-corruption protests in Brazil — which focused on a scheme of bid rigging and bribery around Petrobras, the national oil company — occur against a wider backdrop of corruption in Brazilian politics.

Putin’s Incredible Victory

Who's the only world leader able to stand among the ranks of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift?

The Robust Force for Peace in the South China Sea

On Mischief Reef, in the South China Sea just off the coast of the Philippine island of Palawan, Chinese workers are busy dredging sand and creating an island on top of partially-submerged coral reefs.

Tsipras and Putin Make Amends

Like his predecessors, Tsipras understands that Greece’s economic crisis isn’t a burden it bears alone — it's one that should fall on the shoulders of the whole of Europe.

North Carolinians Call on Governor McCrory to Stop RFRA NOW

Extreme members of both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly are pushing their own religious refusal bills.

LGBT Activists Gather in D.C. for World Bank Discussions

LGBT activists from around the world came to Washington, D.C., this week to take part in events surrounding the World Bank.

#FlashbackFriday: Six Weeks Removed from Delivery of Historic People’s Brief

Six weeks ago today HRC delivered its historic “People’s Brief” calling for full nationwide marriage equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Picture Equality: Use HRC’s App to Go Red for Marriage Equality

As we wait for SCOTUS to rule on marriage equality in the coming months, it’s time to go red for marriage equality.

“Cold Calling” company fined £75K for breach of privacy

Reactiv Media Limited v The Information Commissioner (Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations  (2003) [2015] UKFTT 2014_0213 (GRC) (13 April 2015) – read judgment Although an individual’s right to privacy is usually thought of in the context of state intrusion in one form or another, in reality the real threat of intrusion in a society such as ours […]

Gay Iowan Applauds Hillary Clinton for Standing Up for Marriage Equality in New Video

In a video released today by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, an openly gay Iowan applauded Clinton for urging the Supreme Court to take a stand for marriage equality.

Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim oppose death penalty for bomber

Business Insider says: Bill and Denise Richards, the parents of the youngest victim to die in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have declared they are against the death penalty for convicted bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The story is h...

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