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Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow

State legislatures across the country are trying to crack down on protesters and make a mockery of the First Amendment. Over the past year, a historic level of activism and protest has spilled out into our nation’s parks, streets, and sidewalks — places where our First Amendment rights are at their height. Show More Summary

Trump Effort To Protect Cops Doesn't Match Facts

Civilians still at greater risk of dying at the hands of police This article originally appeared in USA Today. Something does not add up. President Trump put an executive order into effect last week to, in his words, "stop crime andShow More Summary

Florida Supreme Court Reminds Politicians That Women Are Capable of Making Their Own Decisions

The state’s high court blocked a law that unnecessarily makes women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. Every day, people face important medical decisions. When tough choices arise, we consult with our health care providers about the pros and cons of different treatment options. Show More Summary

Soñadores Piden Conservar DACA y Más Protecciones

Por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de Prensa Bilingüe-Español de HRC El reciente arresto de un soñador en Seattle agudiza la incertidumbre de muchos sobre el futuro de DACA bajo la nueva Administración. Desde 2012, el programa de Acción...Show More Summary

With the NBA All-Star Game, North Carolina’s HB2 Loss is a Win for New Orleans

For the past 11 months, North Carolina’s legislative leaders have refused to repeal HB2, which prevents cities from passing non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and explicitly bars transgender people from accessing restrooms...Show More Summary

Navigating Questions About Diverse Families in the Classroom

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant Elementary teachers often find themselves on the receiving end of challenging questions from students. Why is the sky blue? What is infinity? and the perennial Where do babies...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 17, 2017

NEW MEXICO SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT LGBTQ YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: Yesterday, HRC hailed the New Mexico Senate’s vote to pass SB 121, legislation that would protect LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous...Show More Summary

HRC Foundation Announces 2017 Class of HRC Youth Ambassadors

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Youth Well-Being Project is pleased to announce the 2017 class of HRC Youth Ambassadors: Weston Alexander, Roddy Biggs, Daniella Carter, Javier Cifuentes Monzón, Alex Cooper, Tyler Eilts, Adriana...Show More Summary

Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful activities, … Please continue reading.

Ethical Cobalt Extraction & Trump’s Possible Rules Repeal

Over 60% of the global cobalt supply comes from the DRC where a legacy of civil war, the persistence of basic forms of mining, and a weak state make ethical and transparent sourcing hugely challenging. The post Ethical Cobalt Extraction & Trump’s Possible Rules Repeal appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

Considering the prospects for Eurasia, it concludes that “Russia’s aggressive foreign policy will be a source of considerable volatility in the next five years.” The post What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

End Racial and Religious Profiling Act Introduced in Congress

Today, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act. The End Racial and Religious Profiling Act would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from targeting a person based on actual or perceived...Show More Summary

How Can We Sustain the Child Survival Revolution?

Melinda & Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and UNICEF know one big part of the answer: mass vaccination.

N.M. Senate Passes Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Youth From Abusive Practice of Conversion Therapy

HRC and Equality New Mexico hailed a vote by the New Mexico Senate passing SB 121, legislation that would protect LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and abusive practice of “conversion therapy.” “No child should ever be subjected to the incredibly dangerous practice of so-called conversion therapy,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. Show More Summary

Takeaways from the Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

Netanyahu and Trump met yesterday. Here are the takeaways from the main issues that were covered following their short press conference. The post Takeaways from the Trump-Netanyahu Meeting appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Letter-Writing Campaign in Texas Takes Aim at SB 6

HRC co-hosted a letter-writing campaign in College Station, Texas, this week to demonstrate the strong constituent opposition to SB 6 across the state of Texas. Residents sent nearly 100 letters to Texas lawmakers at the event, which was organized in partnership with the Pride Community Center. Show More Summary

Pro-LGBTQ Hashtag Trends in Saudi Arabia, Worldwide

PinkNews reported earlier this month that a pro-LGBTQ hashtag in Arabic has been trending in Saudi Arabia, a conservative Muslim theocracy and one of the most inhospitable places in the world for LGBTQ people. The hashtag, translated...Show More Summary

Washington State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Couple Denied Service by Floral Business

Today, HRC hailed a decision by the Washington State Supreme Court upholding state law prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people by businesses providing services to the public. In the case of Ingersoll v Arlene's Flowers filedShow More Summary

HRC Joins Thousands for the 11th Annual HKonJ Moral March in Raleigh

The Human Rights Campaign joined thousands of marchers in downtown Raleigh on Saturday for the North Carolina NAACP's 11th annual HKonJ Moral March. HRC staff member Hope Jackson was on the ground in Raleigh with HRC Triangle steering...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 16, 2017

SD LAWMAKERS ADVANCE BILL TO ALLOW TAXPAYER-FUNDED ANTI-LGBTQ DISCRIMINATION AT ADOPTION AGENCIES: Yesterday, HRC strongly condemned a vote by the South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee advancing discriminatory legislation targeting LGBTQ people and other minorities. Show More Summary

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