Tag Archives: HRC

New Site: The Regnerus Fallout

Via press release: The University of Central Florida (UCF) has ramped up its legal efforts to block the release of over 50,000 documents related to the flawed same-sex parenting study by Mark Regnerus that appeared last year in the publication Social Science Research, housed at UCF. A judge ruled the university had to release the documents, deemed public records under …

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HRC Reacts To NOM’s 2012 Losses

The Human Rights Campaign has posted a blistering mocking of NOM’s just-released 2012 tax form, which as I reported this morning shows a net loss of over $2.7M. Just three donors accounted for roughly two thirds of the organization’s funding – further evidence that everyday Americans have little interest in furthering NOM’s extremist agenda. According to the 990 form supplied …

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Senate Confirms Openly Gay US Ambassador To Dominican Republic

The Senate has confirmed Human Rights Campaign board member Wally Brewster as the US ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Brewster becomes the fifth openly gay US ambassador currently serving.  Via HRC: When nominated for the ambassadorship, Wally Brewster served as Senior Executive for SB&K Global, a global consumer dynamics strategy consulting firm, where he worked with clients on global expansion …

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Senate To Hear ENDA Next Week?

According Fred Sainz at the Human Rights Campaign, the Senate will hear ENDA next week. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: “Late last night, Leader Reid informed Leader McConnell that the Senate will consider ENDA next week. It’s still unclear as to when Leader Reid will file for cloture,” Sainz said of the bill, which bans sexual orientation and gender identity …

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Cindy McCain Signs ENDA Petition

After being collared by an HRC staffer in an Arizona outlet of Staples, Cindy McCain signed a petition that asks her husband to endorse ENDA. The Washington Post reports: Call it a bold canvassing move that paid off: An organizer for the Human Rights Campaign asked Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) wife Cindy to sign a postcard Thursday urging the senator …

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LGBT Groups Slam USOC

The Human Rights Campaign and All Out are criticizing the United States Olympic Committee, who last week added sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy. From the HRC: “We welcome the news that the USOC has added sexual orientation to the non-discrimination policy in its code of conduct, and hope this is a sign of more good things to come. However, …

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Civil Rights Coalition To Congress: Don’t “Legitimize Extremism” By Attending FRC’s Values Voter Hate Summit

The above groups have signed on to a Southern Poverty Law Center letter which asks members of Congress not to attend the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit. Via press release: “Public officials need to know the real ‘values’ they’re endorsing when they attend the Values Voter Summit,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. …

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New Jersey Ruling Reactions

ACLU-New Jersey This is a great day for all of New Jersey. The court has recognized the love and commitment that same-sex couples share is no different from anyone else’s,” said Udi Ofer, executive director of the ACLU of New Jersey. “The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act made it clear that …

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HRC Slams IOC Over Russia Inaction

“If this law doesn’t violate the IOC’s charter, then the charter is completely meaningless. The safety of millions of LGBT Russians and international travelers is at risk, and by all accounts the IOC has completed neglected its responsibility to Olympic athletes, sponsors and fans from around the world. The IOC and its new president, Thomas Bach, are putting the good …

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HRC Praises Pope Francis

“With these latest comments, Pope Francis has pressed the reset button on the Roman Catholic Church’s treatment of LGBT people, rolling back a years-long campaign at the highest levels of the Church to oppose any measure of dignity or equality. Now, it’s time for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to catch up and drop their opposition to even the …

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HRC’s Chad Griffin Slams Sochi Sponsors

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LGBT Orgs Respond To Chelsea Manning

ACLU LGBT Project In response to Chelsea Manning’s disclosure that she is female, has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and will be seeking hormone therapy as a part of her transition during her incarceration, public statements by military officials that the Army does not provide hormone therapy to treat gender dysphoria raise serious constitutional concerns. Gender dysphoria is a serious …

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HomoQuotable – Fred Sainz

“One wonders which Russian authorities the IOC is speaking to. Within the past twenty-four hours, two high level officials have gone out of their way to contradict the IOC in no uncertain terms. The opinion of the Russian government is now perfectly clear: if you’re gay and you come to Russia for the Olympics, you will be in harm’s way. …

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LGBT Groups Launch $2M ENDA Push

A coalition of the LGBT rights groups today announced a $2M campaign to support the passage of ENDA.  Via press release: Today the bipartisan campaign Americans for Workplace Opportunity announced it had formed in order to take advantage of a historic opportunity to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 19 years after its first introduction — a bill to ban workplace …

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HomoQuotable – Chad Griffin

“While Pope Francis’s words do not reflect a shift in Church policy, they represent a significant change in tone. Like his namesake, Francis’s humility and respect for human dignity are showing through, and the widespread positive response his words have received around the world reveals that Catholics everywhere are thirsty for change.” “But as long as millions of LGBT Catholic …

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HRC: The IOC Shouldn’t Trust Russia

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: Mere verbal assurances from the Russian government that foreigners will be exempt from their repressive laws are not enough,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin. “The IOC must obtain ironclad written assurance from President Putin. But more importantly, they should be advocating for the safety of all LGBT people in …

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HRC Head Chad Griffin Calls On NBC To Expose Russia’s Anti-Gay Abuses During Telecasts Of The Sochi Olympics

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LGBT Rights Groups Denounce Supreme Court’s Ruling On Voting Rights Act

LGBT Rights Coalition We, America’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations, join civil rights organizations – and indeed, all Americans whom this law has served to protect – in expressing acute dismay at today’s ruling. Not only had Congress repeatedly reaffirmed the need for this bedrock civil rights protection, but authoritative voices from across America had filed amicus briefs urging the court …

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HRC Posts Video Of Porno Pete’s Picket

What a turnout! Snork!

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HRC Posts Vine Clip Of Porno Pete

UPDATE: I’ve removed the Vine video because there doesn’t appear to be a way to disable autoplay. Watch it here. JMG reader Erik sends us the top photo below, the second is from the Instagram account of Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner.  That’s Matt Barber at the podium. Porno Pete is to the left of the handicapped sign.

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