The trial of Michael L. Johnson, a 23-year-old Black gay man and former college wrestler, came to a tragic conclusion yesterday
Beyond its value to film history and in spite of its Hollywood embellishments, “Lawrence” still speaks truths about the West’s relationship to the Middle East.
The city of San Francisco’s immigration policies aren’t to blame for the death of Kate Steinle. The tragic shooting of Kate Steinle in San Francisco has focused national attention on why her accused assailant, Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was released from the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s custody in April and not deported. Show More Summary
“Scott Walker's suggestion that the Boy Scouts of America's current discriminatory policy somehow 'protects' children from gay adults is offensive, outrageous, and absolutely unacceptable," said HRC President
Some anti-LGBT Members of Congress just can’t accept that the country has embraced marriage equality.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the establishment of a working group to study the “policy and readiness implications” of allowing transgender service members to serve openly.
By Jihane Bergaoui, Country Specialist for Morocco and the Western Sahara A few days ago, the U.S. State Department published its annual human rights report, which analyzes the human rights situation of nearly every country and territory across the globe. The … Please continue reading.
Today we begin trial in our challenge to the “most sweeping anti-voter law in at least decades.” Today trial begins in our challenge to the North Carolina Voter Information and Verification Act of 2013, which election law expert Richard...Show More Summary
Ahead of his expected campaign launch today, HRC released the following statement on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
The guidance issued today specifically addresses the impact of this rule on multifamily housing including supportive housing for the elderly.
As we look back on an historic LGBT Pride Month this year, great things are happening all around the country, including in the town of Midway, Kentucky.
Boy Scouts’ resolution is step toward full inclusion, but, with religious exemption for troops, falls short of ending organization’s discriminatory policies
HRC responded to an Associated Press story in which it’s reported that the Department of Defense will soon announce a plan for lifting the ban on open service by transgender people in the military.
Katie Hill, a former member of HRC’s Board of Governors, has been named assistant press secretary for the White House.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson surprised HRC Major Donors Chris & Scott Lindsey at their wedding celebration at the Altitude Club at the top of the W Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Dunnage v. Randall & UK Insurance Ltd  EWCA Civ 673, 2 July 2015 – read judgment This is an extraordinary case, and one which goes deep down into why the law of wrongs (or torts) makes people compensate others for injury and losses, whereas the criminal law may decide that a crime has not […]
Alex Wessely brings you this week’s Human Rights Round Up. In the News: “Twenty years after Srebrenica, incomplete justice”. This is Human Rights Watch’s conclusion after Russia vetoed a UN resolution to refer to the 1995 massacre as “genocide”. Amnesty go further; calling the veto “an insult to the memory of the dead”. HRW calls for the European […]
I’m headed out the door on a 2 week vacation, but before I go, here’s what’s up: Russia predictably vetoed a Security Council resolution recognizing as genocide the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb … Continue reading ?
The unconstitutional law did a lot more than criminalize “revenge porn.” Arizona is a little bit freer today. With a federal court’s approval, we successfully settled our lawsuit over the state law that made our clients — booksellers,...Show More Summary
Sen. Marco Rubio has made headlines in recent days for saying he opposes a constitutional amendment that would allow states to re-ban marriage equality.