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HRC Alabama Celebrates Defeat of Seven Anti-LGBT Bills this Legislative Session

On the same day the city of Oxford Ala., repealed their vile anti-transgender ordinance, HRC Alabama and its supporters marked the end of Alabama’s 2016 legislative session. While seven anti-LGBT bills were introduced, not a single one passed the state legislature this year. This was by no means an easy feat. Show More Summary

3 Weeks Later: McCrory & NC Assembly Leadership Have Still Not Fulfilled Open Records Request on HB2

Today marks three weeks since the HRC and Equality NC filed an open records request seeking information from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and House Speaker Tim Moore about their communications with anti-LGBT activists to pass the disastrous HB 2 into law. Show More Summary

Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail for a Miscarriage

A 27-year-old woman, known as Belén to protect her identity, has spent the past two years in pre-trial detention accused of self-inducting a miscarriage. After the accusations, Belén was arrested by authorities because abortion is illegal in Argentina except under certain circumstances. Belén, however, denies these allegations and tells a different story.

Transgender Woman Reecey Walker Fatally Stabbed in Wichita

Reecey Walker, a 32-year-old Black transgender woman from Wichita, Kansas, was fatally stabbed last Sunday, May 1. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Walker worked for an apartment complex, but friends say Walker planned to work toward becoming a counselor. Show More Summary

HRC Announces Fellowships for 10 Leaders Working to End HIV in America’s Hardest-Hit Communities

Today, HRC Foundation announced its selection of 10 outstanding, young community-based leaders for a nine-month fellowship providing high-level training to elevate their work ending HIV in hard-hit U.S. communities. The HRC HIV 360°Show More Summary

BREAKING : U.S. Justice Department Says HB2 Violates Federal Law, Gives Gov. McCrory Monday Deadline

Today, HRC and Equality NC responded to news that the U.S. Department of Justice has determined North Carolina’s discriminatory HB 2 violates federal civil rights law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Show More Summary

Oxford, AL City Council Retreats, Votes to Repeal Shameful Anti-Transgender Ordinance

At a special meeting earlier today, the Oxford, Ala, City Council voted 3-2 to repeal a discriminatory new ordinance that would have prevented transgender residents and visitors from using public restroom facilities consistent with their gender identity. Show More Summary

HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families Presents Seal of Recognition in Kentucky

Last month, HRC Foundation presented the All Children - All Families Seal of Recognition to the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky (CHNK). CHNK has been working with the All Children - All Families project since May of 2015 to complete...Show More Summary

Why are we Ignoring a Genocide?

Despite the EU and the US confirming this fact, the Canadian government has resisted calling the atrocities taking place in Syria and Iraq a genocide. The post Why are we Ignoring a Genocide? appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Why Gun Violence is a Human Rights Crisis

Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws and treaties. Yet in America, guns kill more than 30,000 men, women and children every single year.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: May 4, 2016

TRUMP, PRESUMPTIVE GOP NOMINEE, IS A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: As all eyes turn toward Donald Trump's run up to November, it's important for pro-equality voters to have the facts. Despite his malleable rhetoric -- which shifts depending...Show More Summary

China Teaches Kids to Catch Spies, Warns Women against Foreign Men

China is now teaching kids to be spy-catchers and warning women against dating handsome foreigners who might be agents of a hostile government. The post China Teaches Kids to Catch Spies, Warns Women against Foreign Men appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Iran’s Delicate Balancing Act

Simultaneously courting the West and expanding its influence beyond its borders could work in the short-term. But in the short-term only. The post Iran’s Delicate Balancing Act appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

What If Eating Caused You Excruciating Pain? This Man’s Impossible Choice

I just ate an apple. Later, I’ll try to resist the temptation to munch on crackers. I keep hearing about the importance of a “clean diet.” I think that means no crackers. Maybe carrots instead? As I make these decisions, … Please continue reading.

Voters Reject Ted Cruz’s False Scare Tactics Against Trans Americans, Campaign Gets End it Deserves

Today, HRC released the following statement after Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign for President -- days after launching a series of false attacks against transgender people. “Ted Cruz has waged an ugly, bigoted campaign against LGBT equality for months. Show More Summary

Four Ways Donald Trump Would Roll Back LGBT Equality as President

With his win in Indiana tonight, Donald Trump steps even closer to becoming the presumptive nominee of the Republican party in November. And with that, it’s important for pro-equality voters in November. Despite his malleable rhetoric...Show More Summary

HRC Alabama Calls for Full Repeal of Oxford, Alabama’s Horrific, Anti-Transgender Ordinance

Today, HRC Alabama responded to the Oxford, Ala., City Council’s decision to hold a special meeting tomorrow to consider the fate of a horrific, anti-transgender ordinance by calling for repeal of the measure, which was unanimously approved last week. Show More Summary

Rockwall Mayor’s Proposed Anti-Trans Ordinance Unanimously Defeated

A Texas Mayor’s attempt to push an anti-transgender ordinance drew a sizeable crowd Monday -- making clear their resounding opposition to his efforts. Rockwall Republican Mayor Jim Pruitt proposed an ordinance that would have mandated...Show More Summary

HRC Hosts Call for LGBT and Allied Organizations on Garland Nomination

On March 16, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, yet despite his clear qualifications, including almost 25 years in public service and on the federal bench, Senate Republican leadership has continued...Show More Summary

U.S. Education Secretary Condemns Harmful Anti-Trans Laws in Mississippi and North Carolina

Yesterday, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. spoke out against the discriminatory legislation signed into law in North Carolina and Mississippi, urging state legislatures to repeal these laws. "My hope is legislators will realize they've made a terrible mistake," he said. Show More Summary

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