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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: December 1, 2016

VICTORY! NC GOV-ELECT ROY COOPER HITS CRUCIAL 10,000 VOTE MARGIN; GAME OVER FOR MCCRORY: HRC and Equality North Carolina are hailing Governor-Elect Roy Cooper’s victory -- which crossed the crucial 10,000 vote mark Wednesday -- and calling on Pat McCrory to immediately concede in the North Carolina gubernatorial race. Show More Summary

HRC Joins White House and Other LGBTQ Organizations for World AIDS Day Summit in New Orleans

Today, the White House, in partnership with federal agencies and local LGBTQ organizations, hosted its latest regional LGBT Summit in New Orleans. HRC President Chad Griffin introduced and spoke with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy...Show More Summary

If Cops Don’t Turn on Their Body Cameras, Courts Should Instruct Juries to Think Twice about Their Testimony

Courts should empower juries to devalue or disregard police testimony when officers fail to turn on their bodycams. Since 2014, at least 14 people have been killed by police officers wearing body cameras that were either not turned on or not operational. Show More Summary

HRC Marks World AIDS Day with Renewed Commitment to Ending Epidemic

Today is World AIDS Day, a time for people all over the globe to remember those we’ve lost to HIV and to recommit ourselves to ending the AIDS epidemic once and for all. According to UNAIDS, 35 million people have died from AIDS-related...Show More Summary


While fires raged, Palestinian firefighters stood alongside Israel in fighting the flames. On social media they were but a footnote. The post #IsraelIsBurning appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Yemen: A Regional Problem With Regional Consequences

Militarily, NATO should stay out of Yemen. But the Alliance should mitigate the effects of the conflict at sea where international shipping could be affected. The post Yemen: A Regional Problem With Regional Consequences appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Celebrating LGBTQ Adoptive Families During National Adoption Month

Post submitted by J.P. Regis, Manager, Children, Youth & Families Program For this year’s National Adoption Month, our blog series celebrated successful adoptions around the country. In connection with HRC’s celebration of Transgender...Show More Summary

Tom Odell Joins HRC’s Equality Rocks Campaign

British singer-songwriter Tom Odell has joined HRC’s Equality Rocks campaign. Odell has been on the rise since the release of his 2013 debut album “Long Way Down,” winning the Critics’ Choice award at the BRIT Awards in 2013. Odell has also toured with music icons such as Elton John and the Rolling Stones. On a stop in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

BREAKING: NC Governor-Elect Roy Cooper Hits Crucial 10,000 Vote Margin; Game Over for McCrory

Today, HRC and Equality North Carolina hailed Governor-Elect Roy Cooper’s victory -- which crossed the crucial 10,000 vote mark today -- and called on Pat McCrory to concede in the North Carolina gubernatorial race immediately. WithShow More Summary

The ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Have Leveled a Coordinated Legal Strike on Restrictive Abortion Laws in Three States

Legislators in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina have made abortion rights more theoretical than real. We’re pushing back. A great deal of nation attention recently has been drawn to abortion rights—and justifiably so. The president-elect has vowed to nominate justices committed to overturning Roe v. Show More Summary

Does What Happened to This Journalist at the US-Canada Border Herald a Darker Trend?

Border officers illegally went after a Canadian journalist, and we’re fighting back. The recent abusive border search of a Canadian photojournalist should serve as a warning to everyone concerned about press freedom these days.   EdShow More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: November 30, 2016

NC GOV-ELECT ROY COOPER EXPANDS LEAD TO NEARLY 10,000 VOTES -- IT’S TIME TO #MOVEONMCCRORY: Yesterday, HRC and Equality North Carolina once again called on Pat McCrory to accept the will of the voters, drop his baseless protests and concede the gubernatorial race to Governor-elect Roy Cooper. Show More Summary

HIV 360° Fellow Spotlight: Mardrequs Harris

Earlier this year, HRC Foundation announced the inaugural class of the 2016 HIV 360° Fellowship Program. Made possible with generous support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, HIV 360° is a capacity-building fellowship program forShow More Summary

Crazy, or Crazy Enough to Work? India’s Financial Shakeup

Narendra Modi turned his country's economy upside down by banning its two most common bank notes in an effort to combat the proliferation of "black money". The post Crazy, or Crazy Enough to Work? India’s Financial Shakeup appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Why Senate Staffers Who Investigated Nixon’s Spy Abuses Are Urging Obama to Pardon Snowden

Senate staffers who uncovered shocking abuses of power in 1970s ask President Obama to show Snowden leniency. When intelligence agencies operate with insufficient oversight, they often harm the very people they are meant to protect.Show More Summary

No, President-Elect Trump, You Can’t Get Locked Up or Lose Your American Citizenship for Political Speech

Donald Trump tweeted that Americans who burn the flag should be punished. That’s unconstitutional for two reasons. President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted today that anyone who burns a flag should be jailed or even stripped of their U.S. Show More Summary

National Adoption Month: Same-Sex Couple in Guam Adopts Transgender Youth

Post submitted by Ashley Jeffrey, HRC Foundation Coordinator Throughout November, HRC is proud to celebrate National Adoption Month, a nationwide effort to bring awareness to the more than 400,000 children and youth waiting for a permanent...Show More Summary

The incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II does not provide a legal cover for a Muslim registry

My grandmother was interned while my grandfather fought in World War II. We should never revive those policies. This article was originally published by the Los Angeles Times. Carl Higbie, a prominent supporter of Donald Trump, saidShow More Summary

Ohio So-Called “Pastor Protection Act” to Receive Committee Vote Today

Ohio's HB 286, the so-called "Pastor Protection Act," claims to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. Backers of the bill say it will allow clergy to deny solemnizing the marriage of couples if the marriage doesn’t conform to their religious convictions. Show More Summary

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Doubles Down Against Hate Crimes

Following the recent uptick in hate crimes across the nation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced several actions to protect the civil rights of New Yorkers, including those in the LGBTQ community. Cuomo plans on creating a State...Show More Summary

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