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Twitter, ISIS and Social Media Whack-a-Mole

Last week, Twitter announced that it suspended 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 suspected of “threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.” The post Twitter, ISIS and Social Media Whack-a-Mole appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an identity card and claiming his Dominican nationality.

Voting Begins in New Hampshire in 2016 Primaries

Today, voters across the Granite State will head to the polls to vote in the nation’s first primary this election season. HRC staff and volunteers have been on the ground for weeks, getting out of the vote for Hillary Clinton. HRC endorsed...Show More Summary

A Fashion (and Civil Liberties) Faux Pas: Don’t Profile Passengers Based Solely on Their Religious Headwear

Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh-American fashion designer and actor, was refused boarding in Mexico because of his turban. As we all know from the famous “Project Runway” tagline, “In fashion, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.”...Show More Summary

Charlotte City Council Schedules Non-Discrimination Vote for February 22

Yesterday, the Charlotte City Council held a public meeting, which included a briefing from City staff on a proposed non-discrimination ordinance that would protect the Charlotte LGBT community from discrimination in public accommodations, vehicles for hire and in government contracting. Show More Summary

HRC to Launch 40 Days of Conversation for Lent

This Lent, HRC invites LGBTQ Christians to join for 40 Days of Conversation as we honor the season of Lent. 40 Days of Conversation is a faith-filled resource that compiles meditations written by 47 faith leaders from across the Project One America States of Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. Rev. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 9, 2016

MARCO RUBIO TELLS MARRIED GAY MAN--SITTING WITH HIS HUSBAND--TO GET LEGISLATURE TO APPROVE HIS MARRIAGE: Yesterday, video emerged of presidential candidate Marco Rubio telling a married gay man that he believed marriage should be between...Show More Summary

Cavalier with our Constitution: a Charter too far.

Marina Wheeler Last week Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tabled a set of proposals which the government hopes will form the basis of the UK’s renegotiated relationship with the EU, in advance of an in-out referendum. Politically, the proposals may be just the job: a new commitment to enhance competitiveness, proposals to limit […]

South Dakota House of Representatives Passes Extreme Bill Authorizing Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination

Today, HRC condemned a vote last night by the South Dakota House of Representatives on yet another extreme measure attacking LGBT South Dakotans. By a vote of 46 to 10, the chamber passed HB 1107 – legislation that would explicitly authorize...Show More Summary

The Power of Pictures

Democracies confront their misdeeds, not conceal them. This was originally published by Time. Eric Garner’s choking death at the hands of New York City police officers might have gone largely unnoticed. His final pleas for air—“I can’t breathe. Show More Summary

In New Hampshire, Rubio Tells Married Gay Man to Get the Legislature to Approve his Marriage

Today, HRC released the following statement after video emerged of Marco Rubio telling a married gay man who was sitting with his husband that he believed marriage should be between “one man and one woman.” After the voter tells Rubio...Show More Summary

Shocking: South Dakota State Senator Says Transgender People are “Twisted”

Today, HRC and the ACLU of South Dakota strongly denounced outrageous comments made by South Dakota Republican State Senator David Omdahl this weekend. In an attempt to justify why he will vote in favor of an extreme bill attacking transgender...Show More Summary

Majority of Anchorage Voters Back LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

A new poll found that a majority of Anchorage voters support an LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance that the Anchorage Assembly passed last year. “Of 311 registered voters, 70 percent said they either strongly or mildly supported...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 8, 2016

WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED DURING MARCO’S MELTDOWN While much ink has been devoted to Marco Rubio’s meltdown in the GOP debate in NH on Saturday, it’s important to note that Rubio was just as consistent when it comes to his oppositionShow More Summary

Sri Lanka : Nationalism & Indian Free Trade

Sri Lanka is expanding its free trade agreement with India. Nationalism is acting against, as usual. But the state regulatory structure is the real issue. The post Sri Lanka : Nationalism & Indian Free Trade appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

The round-up: Gove’s Gloss and the Assange Saga

  In the News The UN working group on arbitrary detention have concluded that the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden in the Ecuadorian Embassy for the last three and a half years. In particular, the working group considered that Mr Assange had not been guaranteed a fair trial, in […]

2016 Legislative Preview: 41 Legislatures in Session, Wyoming Convenes this Week

As we mark the sixth week of the 2016 legislative session, 41 state legislatures are currently in session. The only state legislature starting this week is Wyoming. In 2015, Wyoming’s first-ever comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance was passed in Laramie. Show More Summary

#BeInTheKnow: National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Today marks National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to focus our attention on the impact of HIV & AIDS on Black and African American communities in the United States. “I’m hopeful that in my lifetime HIV will be a disease...Show More Summary

Five Reasons We’re Excited for Super Bowl 50

While some people watch the Super Bowl for the game and others watch it for the commercials, this year, the LGBT community has several reasons to tune in. Here are some reasons we are excited for Super Bowl 50: 1. Lady Gaga is Singing...Show More Summary

BREAKING: NY Gov. Cuomo Takes Action Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy

Today HRC, praised the news that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will use the authority of his office to take historic action protecting LGBTQ youth in the Empire State from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversionShow More Summary

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