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Pope Francis Congratulates Same-Sex Couple on their Children’s Baptism

Last week, a same-sex couple in Brazil received a surprise letter from Pope Francis, congratulating them for baptising their three children in the Roman Catholic Church. The letter, dated July 10 and signed by Monsignor Paolo BorgiaShow More Summary

Overcrowding In Nebraska’s Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisis

We’re suing to end the inhumane conditions in Nebraska’s prison system. Nebraska’s prison conditions are inhumane and unconstitutional, and ultimately, they hurt public safety. We can’t reduce recidivism rates among former prisonersShow More Summary

A Sweeping Search Warrant Targets Anti-Trump Website in Clear Threat to the Constitution

The government is seeking the information of more than 1 million people who visited a protest website. The danger is clear. One of the core principles enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is a prohibition on general searches — meaning,Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 16, 2017

HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN -- “TRUMP STANDS WITH RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS...IS UNFIT TO SERVE”: “Donald Trump's racist, white supremacist screed should have every leader standing up in outrage. If there was a line left to cross, he's crossed it,” said HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin). Show More Summary

UNICEF & Amazon: Delivering School Supplies to Kids in Need

A backpack filled with essential learning materials can help brighten the future for some of the world's most vulnerable children.

Equality, Justice and the First Amendment

An open letter about Charlottesville. For all people of good will — regardless of party affiliation, race, creed or color —  the events that took place this weekend in Charlottesville were sickening and deeply disturbing. Several clear themes emerged for me this weekend. Show More Summary

Texas House Adjourns Sine Die, Ending Special Session Without Passing New Anti-Transgender Bill

Today, HRC reacted to the news that the Texas House has adjourned its special session sine die without passing a new anti-transgender bill. HRC is proud to have worked throughout the regular session and special session with a coalition...Show More Summary

#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joined HRC for an #HRCTwitterTakeover to discuss Charlottesville, the hate driving the widespread racial violence in America, and the need for action, policy and protections to fight back. [View the story "#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill" on Storify]

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 15, 2017

AFTER THREE DAYS, TRUMP FINALLY DENOUNCES WHITE SUPREMACY -- WILL HE BACK IT UP WITH ACTION AND REMOVE BANNON & GORKA? Under pressure from all sides, Donald Trump yesterday finally condemned the white supremacists who rioted over the weekend in Charlottesville and killed Heather Heyer, who was peacefully demonstrating. Show More Summary

5 Years Ago, We Won Our Freedom. Will President Trump Pull the Rug Out From Under the Dreamers?

Ten states, led by Texas, are pressuring President Trump to End the DACA program. When I graduated from college in 2011, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program didn’t yet exist. So, instead of a graduation day characterized by excitement and possibilities, I faced the iron gate of being undocumented. Show More Summary

There’s No Evidence I’m in a Gang — Because I’m Not. But I’ve Been Locked Up for Two Months for Gang Membership.

I came to the U.S. to be safe from gangs. Now officials are accusing me of being in one. One Friday after school last June, I went to play soccer with friends in the park in Brentwood, New York, where I live. I love the soccer fields there. Show More Summary

How UNICEF is Getting Kids Back to School — and Why It's So Important

UNICEF's efforts in education helps millions of kids around the world get back to school.

Revocación de DACA pondría en peligro el futuro de casi un millón de jóvenes inmigrantes

Por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de Prensa Bilingüe-Español de HRC Para Sheridan Aguirre, Texas es su único hogar. Traído a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía un año, Aguirre es el mayor de seis hermanos y el único inmigrante indocumentado entres ellos. Show More Summary

Revoking DACA Would Jeopardize the Futures of Nearly One Million Young Immigrants

Post submitted by Milagros Chirinos, HRC Bilingual Media Manager-Spanish For Sheridan Aguirre, Texas is the only home he’s ever known. Brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a child, Aguirre is the eldest of six children and the only undocumented immigrant among his siblings. Show More Summary

DACA Is and Will Always Be Constitutional

The Trump Administration can and should defend the DACA program from attack by 10 states and honor its promise to Dreamers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been an unqualified success. Since its creation five years...Show More Summary

Major Civil Rights Groups & Leaders Condemn Violence in Charlottesville

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Take A Stand Against Hate—Defend Our Communities

Take A Stand Against Hate—Defend Our Communities Norma | August 14, 2017 Our namesake Ella Baker once said: "In order to see where we are going, we must not only remember where we have been, we must understand where we have been." The brutal force of racism in Charlottesville this weekend is part of a long history of racial injustice in this country. Ella... Read more

More Than 50,000 Texans Took Action to Oppose Discriminatory Legislation

A group of LGBTQ and civil rights groups – including HRC, Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education Network of Texas – delivered a list of signatures from more than 50,000 Texans who have...Show More Summary

Fighting for LGBTQ Equality in My New Home State of Texas

This year, after 16 years of living in South Carolina, my husband and I relocated to Houston, Texas, in April. I’ve heard it said, “I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could” and can honestly say I am starting to feel the same way. I’m no stranger to Texas. Show More Summary

HRC Texas Team Empowering Volunteers to Organize for Change

For the past several weeks, the HRC Texas field team has been in Austin organizing members and supporters to take action during the Special Session. We are working hard in our Austin field office, hosting actions around the clock before the Special Session ends Wednesday, August 16. Show More Summary

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