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Does Article 8 survive adoption?

H H Keith Hollis There has been further consideration of potential post-adoption Article 8 rights for natural parents in a judgment by Peter Jackson J in the case of Seddon v Oldham MBC. There are no surprises in the conclusions he reaches. The judge succinctly deals with the relevant issues in his opening, saying that: The making of […]

LGBT Catholics Pray for Church Leaders Meeting With Pope Francis in Rome

Today, HRC Foundation announced that LGBT Catholics and allied faithful will gather in four U.S. cities to pray the rosary and hold vigils as part of a national effort to send a message of acceptance during a bishops’ meeting with Pope Francis.

The Round-up: Cameron’s ‘bonanza benefits’ from the slave trade, and the HRA at 15

This week’s round-up is brought to you by Charlotte Bellamy Instead of reparations and an apology for Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, David Cameron is to bestow Jamaica with £25m (or 40%) towards the cost of a new prison – an offer which is “an insult to the people of Jamaica”, according to Jamaican […]

HRC Joins Jacksonville Coalition for Equality at River City Pride

This past Sunday, HRC joined our partners in the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality (JCE) to celebrate River City Pride.

Equality Utah Working to Rename Prominent Salt Lake City Street After Harvey Milk

Over the weekend, Equality Utah announced a new effort to rename a prominent Salt Lake City street “Harvey Milk Boulevard.”

Business Leaders Announce Support for Houston Equal Rights Ordinance; Place Ad in Houston Chronicle

On Sunday, a coalition of businesses led by the Greater Houston Partnership published an ad in the Houston Chronicle in support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

ECtHR judge ponders on EU/ECtHR dogfight, and recent trends of timidity in the ECtHR

A Political Decision Disguised as Legal Argument: Opinion of CJEU 2/13 – and other things Over the summer an interesting article was published by Graham Butler, on his interview with David Thor Björgvinsson, former Icelandic judge in the European Court of Human Rights – see here. One subject was the CJEU’s refusal to permit accession by the EA to […]

Five Tips When Coming Out as Transgender

For those people whose gender identity or innate sense of their own gender doesn’t match with that assigned to them at birth, unraveling and expressing it can be complex and difficult.

Rock Out to Equality: Human Rights Campaign Playlist on Apple Music

Apple unveiled a new playlist on Apple Music featuring music from the 19th Annual National Dinner.

Raising Our Child in a More Welcoming and Fair Houston

Allies and soon-to-be parents Ben and Caroline Garry support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

Hobby Lobby Déjà Vu at the Supreme Court

Hobby Lobby redux could leave tens of thousands of women without insurance coverage for contraception. The new Supreme Court term starts today, and sometime this fall the court will consider whether to hear challenges to the Affordable...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know: National Coming Out Day 2015

This Sunday, October 11, we will celebrate the 27th National Coming Out Day.

#CaravanForJustice Kicks Off in Oakland

"We are the only people who can speak for the dead. Their voices are heard through us." -- Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, #UKJusticeTeam Yesterday, families of victims of police violence from the UK and from the US joined together in Oakland to launch the #CaravanForJustice. Show More Summary

U.S. Fund for UNICEF: Shock and Sadness on the Deaths in Afghanistan

Our thoughts are with the families, colleagues and friends of those killed and injured yesterday in Afghanistan.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Address HRC Volunteer Leaders

Earlier today, Hillary Clinton recommitted to the work ahead with Human Rights Campaign's volunteer leaders.

HRC Celebrates Another Historic National Dinner

This weekend, HRC celebrated another exciting National Dinner in Washington, D.C.

HRC Members and Supporters Gather for HRC’s 19th Annual National Dinner

Tonight marks the 19th annual HRC National Dinner. We’re looking forward to a beautiful evening celebrating equality in our nation’s capital.

WATCH: Ellen Page Discusses Receiving HRC’s National Vanguard Award with Seth Meyers

On last night’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, actress Ellen Page talked about receiving HRC’s National Vanguard Award at tonight’s 19th annual National Dinner.

‘We Hope This Information Has Been Helpful’

The government answered our FOIA request. We got this in return. The ACLU’s long-running effort to shed light on the government’s “targeted killing” program has had its share of breakthroughs — most importantly, the Second Circuit Court...Show More Summary

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