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Second Legal Battle Over Abortion Rights for Immigrant Teens Takes Unexpected Turns

The Trump administration allows two women to get abortions, but its anti-abortion policy still in place. In October, it was Jane Doe, a young woman from Central America, whom the Trump administration unsuccessfully tried to stop from getting an abortion. Show More Summary

ICE Continues to Detain Hundreds of Iraqis Despite Lack of Evidence of Flight Risk or Danger

A federal judge allowed hundreds of Iraqis time to reopen their cases but ICE wants to lock them up anyway. “What did we do to deserve this?” “If they’re being deported, why are they still in detention? And how long will they be there?” These...Show More Summary

It’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment to Sentence a Teenager to Die in Prison

Bobby Bostic was sentenced to 241 years for non-homicide crimes he committed as a teenager. That's unconstitutional. Should a teenager be sentenced to die in prison for a pair of armed robberies committed on a single day, in which no one was seriously hurt? According to the Missouri courts, the answer is yes. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 20, 2017

SENATE GOP PASSES TRUMP-PENCE TAX SCAM W/ PROVISIONS TO UNDERMINE ACA: As the tax scam bill heads back to the House for a final vote today, HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy issued the following statement about the legislation,...Show More Summary

HRC Projects CDC’s ‘Banned Words’ Onto Trump Hotel

Tonight, the Human Rights Campaign and artist Robin Bell projected the CDC’s banned words onto the side of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that the Trump-Pence Administration banned the use of seven words by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Show More Summary

The ACLU Mourns Janet Benshoof

Benshoof, a former director of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project, was a force for reproductive and human rights. The board of directors and staff of the American Civil Liberties Union mourn the passing of Janet Benshoof, a tireless...Show More Summary

House Republicans Pass Trump-Pence Tax Scam With Provisions to Undermine Affordable Care Act

Today, HRC issued the following response after House Republicans passed legislation carefully crafted to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other vital health care programs: “We’re extremely disappointed that some members of...Show More Summary

Reading, PA Becomes Latest Municipality to Protect Youth from “Conversion Therapy”

Today, HRC praised the Reading, Pennsylvania City Council for unanimously passing a measure to protect LGBTQ youth from “conversion therapy.” The ordinance prohibits licensed medical and mental health professionals from engaging in the dangerous and discredited practice upon minors within city limits. Show More Summary

Scott Garrett, Most Recent Dangerous Anti-LGBTQ Trump-Pence Nominee, Rejected By Committee

Today, HRC announced they would continue to fight against--and defeat--Trump nominees with a history of bigotry toward the LGBTQ community following the failed committee vote on Scott Garrett to be President of the Export-Import Bank...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 19, 2017

TRUMP IGNORES HUMAN RIGHTS, PROMOTES NATIONALISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA IN HIS NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY: Donald Trump has repeatedly failed to meaningfully tackle human rights atrocities at home and abroad, and the National Security Strategy he unveiled yesterday doubles down on his hateful agenda -- mentioning human rights only once. Show More Summary

Trump’s Muslim Ban Repeats the Constitutional Travesty Committed Against Japanese-Americans in World War II

The Korematsu decision in 1944 shows that unchecked deference to the executive branch endangers fundamental freedoms. On Dec. 8, 2017, a lawyer for the U.S. government stood before a federal appeals court to defend President Donald Trump’s third attempt to ban immigrants and visitors from predominantly Muslim countries. Show More Summary

Proselytizing Public School Official: ‘I’ll Stop When Someone Makes Me Stop’

We’re suing the Webster Parish School District in Louisiana to put an end to its constitutional violations. It’s been over half a century since the Supreme Court first ruled that public schools cannot impose prayer on students. But in...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: December 18, 2017

TRUMP-PENCE ADMINISTRATION TAKES A PAGE FROM ORWELL'S 1984: “Vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” What do these words have in common? They are all banned from multiple...Show More Summary

“This is Us” and “Cake”: talking across what divides us

There’s a not-so-secret society that could include someone you love – or you. We have no badges or special handshakes. But we do have a meeting time: Tuesdays on NBC at 9 p.m. EST. Or via Hulu, fans waiting expectantly for the latest episode of “This is Us” to load. “This is Us” is a […]

Watchdog Agency Issues Report on ICE Abuse as Agency Seeks to Acquire New Detention Centers

ICE's abuse record speaks for itself. It needs oversight, not more places to lock people up. This week, the watchdog agency for the Department of Homeland Security issued a damning new report examining Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s operation of five immigration jails across the country. Show More Summary

A Backroom Deal Threatens to Weaken Real Police Reform in New York City

Mayor De Blasio and other politicians have joined forces with the NYPD to dilute a police accountability bill. On Tuesday, the New York City Council will vote on two police accountability bills. One represents real reform that will protect New Yorkers' privacy rights when police ask to search them without probable cause. Show More Summary

In Florida, the Racist War on Drugs Rages on

A Florida newspaper’s investigation found drug enforcement against Black people is much harsher than against white people. A new report from The Sarasota-Herald Tribune has found that drug enforcement in Florida treats Black people much more severely than white people. Show More Summary

The Fight for Open Transgender Military Service Is Only Beginning

The Trump administration is fighting in court to implement its trans military ban. Earlier this week, media reports incorrectly reported that the Pentagon would begin allowing transgender people to enlist in the military despite President...Show More Summary

When "Going for Great" Means Giving Hope

American Airlines flight attendants who have collected donations for UNICEF travel to Nicaragua to find out where the money goes.

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