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The Brave Plaintiffs Who Helped Pave the Way for Nationwide Marriage Equality

Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality, brave couples from all 50 states stood up and fought back against regressive laws through the courts and state legislatures to expand equal rights for all. Show More Summary

Restore the Voting Rights Act

Three years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) in Shelby County v. Holder, and in five months America will vote in the first presidential election in 50 years without full Voting Rights Act protections. Show More Summary

Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only … Please continue reading.

#LoveWins: More than 120,000 Same-Sex Couples Marry Since Obergefell Decision

This Sunday, we will mark one year since the Supreme Court decided in favor of loving, committed same-sex couples nationwide, making marriage equality the law of the land. Since the historic ruling, approximately 123,000 same-sex couples...Show More Summary

Transgender Military Ban To Be Lifted July 1st

Today, HRC responded to breaking news reports that on July 1, the Department of Defense will finally announce an end to the ban on transgender people serving openly in our military. “At long last, thousands of brave transgender patriots will be able to serve our nation openly with the respect they deserve,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Show More Summary

Bermuda Rejects Marriage Equality and Civil Unions in Invalid Referendum

The British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, a collection of small North Atlantic islands, held a non-binding referendum on marriage equality and same-sex civil unions on Thursday. The Royal Gazette reported today that voters rejected both options by 69 percent and 63 percent, respectively. Show More Summary

Explaining Marriage Equality to Children

Post submitted by Charles Girard, Coordinator, HRC Welcoming Schools This Sunday marks one year since the Supreme Court of the U.S. declared marriage equality the law of the land. Since then, families and schools across the nation have...Show More Summary

WTF Friday, 6/24/2016

  Welp, here it is Friday again, and this week’s round-up is… bleak. The great hope of Burmese democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, has banned use of the term “Rohingya”, in favor of the oh-so-much-simpler “people who believe in Islam in… Continue Reading ?

#TDOA16: Messages From the Front Lines for Trans Justice

On this Trans Day of Action, we celebrate the strength and amplify the voices of trans activists of color. Today is Trans Day of Action. In New York City, people are gathering in Washington Square Park this afternoon. They’ll march through...Show More Summary

#SayHerName for Reggina Jefferies

#SayHerName for Reggina Jefferies zaineb | June 24, 2016 I have a fifteen year old sister, Suniya Barnes; she is a rising sophomore in high school, she hangs out at Bay St. nearly every weekend, she gets attitudes every five minutes,...Show More Summary

HRC and Eleven Organizations Stand in Solidarity with Turkey’s LGBTQ Community

Today, HRC, along with eleven partner organizations, expressed support for the LGBTQ community in Turkey in the wake of recent police violence and a government ban on LGBTQ pride parades in Istanbul. Last weekend, Turkish police fired...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: June 24, 2016

BREAKING: PRESIDENT OBAMA DESIGNATES FIRST-EVER LGBTQ NATIONAL MONUMENT AT STONEWALL: The White House has announced that President Obama designated a new national monument at the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City -- the first-ever landmark honoring the movement for LGBTQ equality. Show More Summary

Sunni Areas Post-ISIS: Occupation by Sunni Powers?

Current governments of Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan should rule over their ethnic populations while Sunni areas should be occupied by foreign Sunni powers. The post Sunni Areas Post-ISIS: Occupation by Sunni Powers? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Netanyahu’s Rendezvous with the Kremlin

The Israeli-Russian rapprochement is not a Netanyahu’s preference but rather a tribute to the new reality faced by Israel. The post Netanyahu’s Rendezvous with the Kremlin appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

The UN Should Get a Better Deal from Assad

The Syrian government has been exerting a great deal of influence on the actions of the UN aid agencies in Syria. It has leveraged foreign aid workers need for its permission to enter Syria into access to supplies for its supportersShow More Summary

President Obama Designates First-Ever LGBTQ National Monument At Stonewall

Today, HRC praised the announcement from the White House that President Barack Obama has designated the park at Stonewall as the first-ever national LGBTQ monument. “The Stonewall National Monument will pay tribute to the brave individuals...Show More Summary

Congress: Protect Every American’s Right to Vote this November

In an election year marred by racial tension, Congress must revitalize the Voting Rights Act This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post.   This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection...Show More Summary

#NoBillNoBreak: Here’s Why the LGBTQ and Allied Community Should Care About the Democratic Sit-In

Yesterday and today, in the wake of the Orlando tragedy -- the nation’s deadliest mass shooting -- more than 80 House and Senate Democrats joined Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Katherine Clark (D-MA) and David Cicilline (D-RI) to stage a sit-in...Show More Summary

Québec Minister and Delegation Visit HRC’s Office, Pay Respects to Orlando Victims

A delegation headed by the Québec Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre and the Delegate General of Québec in New York Jean-Claude Lauzon visited HRC’s office in Washington, D.C., yesterday to pay their respects toShow More Summary

HHS Revises Policy to Include Explicit Provision for Protections of LGBTQ Patients

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published regulations revising the Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to include explicit provision for protections of LGBTQ patients.Show More Summary

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