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President Trump Appoints Lawyer Who Defended Discriminatory HB2 to Key Civil Rights Position

President Donald Trump has selected John Gore for a key role in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Gore is the lawyer who defended the University of North Carolina in a suit challenging the school’s enforcement of the...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Removes All Mentions of LGBTQ People or Rights from The White House Website

Within moments of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Trump Administration removed all mentions of LGBTQ people and issues from the White House website, and removed the Department of Labor’s (DOL) report on Advancing LGBTQ Workplace Rights from the DOL website as well. Show More Summary

As Trump Takes Office, Tens of Thousands Have Taken #PeoplesOath. Have You?

ACLU launches campaign to show President Trump that the people are watching. On January 16, the ACLU launched a digital campaign and accompanying film asking people to take their own oaths to protect and defend the Constitution as Donald J. Show More Summary

Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Missile Defense

Pyongyang wants to develop a nuclear capable ICBM, capable of hitting the United States' west coast. This could become a reality as early as this year. The post Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Missile Defense appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

HRC Statement on Inauguration of President Donald Trump

Today, HRC released the following statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump: "When Donald Trump took the oath of office today, he vowed to be a servant for all Americans. We will hold him to that oath,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. Show More Summary

A Huge Milestone for Moms and Babies

After a sharp drop in cases of maternal neonatal tetanus, we look at our success stories — and challenges — in battling the "silent killer."

Will the Momentum to Stop Solitary Grind to a Halt Under Trump?

I’ve spent time in solitary, and I’m not hopeful President Trump will end the barbaric practice. In the fifth piece in the series, "Waking Up in Trump's America," solitary confinement survivor James Burns describes the barbaric practice...Show More Summary

Here Is the ACLU's 7-Point Plan of Action to Take on the Trump Administration

Since Election Day, we've been prepping for an administration whose stated policies will be an assault on the Constitution. After it became clear that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president, the ACLU got to work digging into his policy statements. Show More Summary

In First of Many, ACLU FOIA Request Seeks Information about the New President’s Conflicts of Interests

The Trump transition has exposed potential conflicts of interest that could already be violating the Constitution. During the Trump administration, our country faces an unprecedented constellation of threats to the regular oversight processes that keep the powers that be in check. Show More Summary

Combating Post-Election Bullying and Bias-Motivated Incidents in Schools

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Facilitator Yesterday, HRC released the results of a nationwide youth survey, revealing a significant increase in bias-based bullying and harassment since November’s election. Findings...Show More Summary

President Trump, Please Don’t Roll Back Progress on Trans Rights. My Son’s Counting on You.

Gavin Grimm's mom hopes President Donald Trump will resist the bigotry of his supporters who want to roll back trans rights. Across the country, states are gearing up to push bills that are explicitly aimed at rejecting the humanity of transgender people. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 19, 2017

PRESIDENT OBAMA ON HIS LGBTQ RIGHTS LEGACY -- “I COULD NOT BE PROUDER”: At his final White House press conference, President Obama said he “could not be prouder” of his LGBTQ legacy when asked about it by Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson82). Show More Summary

HHS Confirmation Hearing Underscores Threats of Price

Since the new Congress convened earlier this month, the majority in the House and Senate has moved, as promised, to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Details of any replacement plan remain elusive, along with the timing for its consideration. Show More Summary

Southern California Agencies Reach Out to LGBTQ Parents

Post submitted by JP Regis, Manager, HRC's Children, Youth & Families Program. HRC Foundation works closely with foster care and adoption agencies across the country through All Children – All Families (ACAF), a program aimed at helping these agencies welcome LGBTQ youth and families. Show More Summary

Join HRC at the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday

Excited for the Women’s March on Washington? We are too! HRC is proud to be a sponsor of this historic gathering for justice. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions we’ve received, courtesy of the March organizers. Q: When is the event? A: The Women’s March on Washington will take place this Saturday, January 21, in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 18, 2017

HRC OPPOSES TOM PRICE FOR HHS SECRETARY: Yesterday, HRC sent a letter of opposition to Congressional offices regarding Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services. In the letter, HRC President Chad Griffin...Show More Summary

The Global Security Benefits of TPP’s Death

The TPP raised security issues, offering many loopholes in user safety, digital privacy, preservation of intellectual property, and government surveillance. The post The Global Security Benefits of TPP’s Death appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Instead of Certain Death, Chelsea Manning Now Has a Chance at Life

Chelsea Manning will now have the ability to live her life as the person she was born to be. Yesterday, around 4:15 p.m., we learned that President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence to 7 years with a release date of May 17, 2017. Show More Summary

I’m a Refugee. In America, I Felt Safe for the First Time. Now All I Feel Is Fear.

President Trump has been hostile to Muslim refugees, and I worry my neighbors will take his words as a license to hate. In the third piece in the series, “Waking Up in Trump’s America,” Sharefa Daw, a refugee from Burma, discusses her fear that the Trump administration will limit the number of refugees the U.S. Show More Summary

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