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Starbucks Shares Positive Impact of Trans-Inclusive Workplace

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Starbucks has shared the stories and experiences of three transgender employees on their website.

The Truth Behind OITNB Season 3

In the recently released third season of Orange is the New Black, Litchfield Prison faces a possible closure because of lack of funding, and is taken over by a private prison corporation. While Orange is the New Black (OITNB) does not...Show More Summary

The Progress We've Made Is Vulnerable, Unless We Act to Protect Future Generations

The distance between my position as an ACLU lawyer and my mother working in the fields of South Carolina in the 1920s seems enormous. My parents were able to claw their way into the middle class by taking advantage of a GI Bill loan, earned through my father's service in the segregated army of World War II, and by both of them working hard. Show More Summary

Much Ado about the South China Sea

The spate of Chinese island building and island claiming in the South China Sea has raised the question of what, if anything, can be done about it. The answer has a lot to do with a reappraisal of the role of island possessions, territories and countries in the world today.

Did your Member of Congress Stand Up for Palestinian Children?

On Friday, 19 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Secretary of State John Kerry to defend the human rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation. Led by U.S. Representative Betty McCollum, the 19 Members of Congress signed … Please continue reading.

#MarriageMonday: There’s Still a Chance to Stand on the Right Side of History

While we didn’t hear from the Supreme Court today on Obergefell v. Hodges, the historic case that could bring nationwide marriage equality, there’s still a chance to stand on the right side of history.

HRC’s Workplace Equality Program Expands in Milwaukee

In early June, HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program Deputy Director of Employee Engagement Beck Bailey traveled to Wisconsin to meet with a variety of companies.

Show Your Support for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court

With a decision expected this month from the Supreme Court on nationwide marriage equality, now is the time to be ready.

Two Top Roman Catholic Clergy Members Leave Posts

Two of the Church’s most vilified clergy have left their posts, giving their congregations an opportunity to rest and heal.

A Conspiracy of Neglect: How the World is Failing Syrian Refugees

Since 2011, more than half of the Syrian population has been on the run, fleeing their homes to escape war crimes and human rights abuses by both the Assad regime and armed opposition groups such as the Islamic State. But … Please continue reading.

The Slow Drift Towards a New Cold War

A further reversal of the integration and cultural exchanges between Russia, Central Europe and Western Europe that took place after 1989 came about this week when the United States announced it would station added military forces in countries near the Russian border.

The CIA Can’t Keep Its Drone Propaganda Straight

This week, one government intelligence agency, after patiently and methodically tracking a terrorist leader for months through precise electronic surveillance, successfully targeted him for death by drone. Also this week, a government...Show More Summary

Strasbourg Court opens door to complaints by refugees displaced during conflict – Aarif Abraham

Chiragov and Others v. Armenia (App No 13216/05) – read judgment In two important decisions, the Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court has held that the forced displacement of peoples from the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh during the armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia constituted a violation of Article 1 of Protocol 1 (right to […]

Celebrating Father’s Day

HRC is proud to celebrate all fathers and all families this Father’s Day.

Celebrities Join HRC and American Apparel to Move #EqualityForward

In collaboration with HRC Foundation, American Apparel is featuring a limited edition #EqualityForward t-shirt and tank top.

Copying material for private use: is it legal?

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and others, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another [2015] EWHC 1723 (Admin) – read judgment An exception to copyright infringement for private use has failed to survive a challenge in the High Court. But this may not be the end […]

Henry Gerber House Receives National Historic Landmark Status

Home to the Society for Human Rights, the Gerber House is the nation’s second LGBT-related property to receive the designation.

Delaware Legislature Advances Trans-Inclusive Bill; Sent to Governor’s Desk

Earlier this week, the Delaware Senate passed a bill that would allow transgender prisoners to change their names.

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