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First Scott Walker, Now Rick Santorum Suggest Sexual Orientation is a Choice

Rick Santorum continues to showcase why he has no chance of winning the 2016 presidential election.

HRC Global Spotlight Series Launched with Inaugural Focus on China

HRC Global is pleased to announce its new series, Global Spotlight, a collection of research-based articles that will provide an in-depth analysis of the situation facing LGBT people in a variety of countries.

‘Limbs in the Loch’ killer wins Article 8 claim

Beggs v Scottish Ministers [2015] CSOH 98, 21st July 2015 – read judgment The Court of Session’s first instance chamber – the Outer House – has held that the way in which the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) handled a prisoner’s correspondence breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The petitioner, William Beggs, […]

Press Conference Displays Wide Support for The Equality Act

Earlier today, HRC President Chad Griffin joined individuals who have been victims of discrimination and several prominent members of Congress at a press conference on Capitol Hill to introduce The Equality Act.

The Equality Act Overview: Your Questions Answered

HRC's Legal Director Sarah Warbelow and Government Affairs Director David Stacy sat down to discuss The Equality Act and how it can impact you and your family.

New Legislation That Ensures Full Federal Equality for LGBT Americans Gathers Support

Today, HRC endorsed the Equality Act, a landmark federal non-discrimination bill that would ensure all LGBT Americans have the protections from discrimination in federal law they deserve.

#31Reasons: Fired for Being Transgender

Carter Brown is a proud Texan, a loving son and brother. With 10 years of experience in the real estate industry in the Dallas metro area, he was a terrific employee, having received three promotions in two years and was earning a six figure salary.

I Swore to Protect and Help My Country, but Sometimes Helping Your Country Doesn’t Mean Fighting a War

An openly transgender soldier’s thoughts on the military’s policy change The Pentagon announced  this month that the military will work on a policy  that allows transgender soldiers to serve openly. ACLU client Shane Ortega, a transgender solider, gives his thoughts on what this policy means. I’m still processing the news about the policy change. Show More Summary

Infographic: The Need for Full Federal LGBT Equality

Following HRC’s endorsement of The Equality Act, a comprehensive federal non-discrimination law, earlier today, HRC released a detailed infographic about the patchwork of current LGBT legal protections.

HRC Endorses Comprehensive New Legislation That Ensures Full Federal Equality for LGBT Americans

New polling shows overwhelming bipartisan support among American public for LGBT non-discrimination protections.

Major Corporations Announce Support for Landmark Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

In advance of this afternoon’s introduction of the historic Equality Act in Congress, today 3 major American companies announced their support for comprehensive federal non-discrimination legislation that would establish full, federal equality for all LGBT Americans.

Watch Live: HRC Joins Press Conference on Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

Today, July 23, HRC will join a press conference on Capitol Hill in support of comprehensive new federal non-discrimination legislation.

Ted Olson & David Boies Support Comprehensive Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

Acclaimed bipartisan legal duo announce support on eve of the introduction of the Equality Act in Congress

Mourning India Clarke, Tenth Transgender Woman Killed in 2015

Like the vast majority of the transgender women murdered in the U.S. this year, India Clarke was a woman of color, a group within the LGBT community that faces disproportionate levels of violence.

Poll: 59% of Voters Less Likely to Support Candidates Who Oppose Non-Discrimination Protections

Polling shows strong bipartisan support for LGBT non-discrimination protections, including nearly two-thirds of likely Republicans voters.

More bad news in the fight for a right to die

R (o.t.a A.M) v. General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 2096 (Admin) Read the full judgment here The High Court has rejected the argument made by “Martin”, a man with locked-in syndrome who is profoundly disabled and wishes to end his own life. This comes shortly after Strasbourg’s rejection of the Nicklinson and Lamb cases, for which see […]

The U.S. Has 1 Day Left to Answer for This Man’s American Torture Story

By Kimie Matsuo Time is running out on another opportunity for the United States to do the right thing by Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, who is allegedly languishing in solitary confinement at Guantánamo after suffering torture and ill-treatment in CIA secret … Please continue reading.

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