Tag Archives: HRC

MISSISSIPPI: Activists To March On Governor’s Mansion In May Day Rally To Repeal Hate Law [VIDEO]

From the Human Rights Campaign: On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, “The Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,” which would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians in some of the most important aspects of their lives, including at work, at schools, and in their communities. Take …

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Slams “Smear Campaign Of Politically Correct Elite” In WaPo Letter

From the Washington Post‘s letters to the editor: Regarding Kathleen Parker’s April 12 op-ed column, “Bigotry raises its hideous head in North Carolina”: Let me set the record straight: North Carolina proudly welcomes all people to live, work and visit our great state. We have long-held traditions of ensuring equality for all of our citizens and our visitors while respecting …

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True Or False With Pat McCrory [VIDEO]

Yesterday a spokesman for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called the Human Rights Campaign “a shadowy, left-wing group funded by anonymous donors that is recklessly leading the charge to mislead the public and smear North Carolina.” Today we get the below HRC clip with calls McCrory out on his lies.

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LIVE VIDEO: Mississippi House Makes Final Vote On Anti-LGBT “License To Discriminate” Hate Bill UPDATE: House Votes 70-47 To Send Bill To Governor

UPDATE: A live video link for the Mississippi House is below. Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: This morning, advocates from HRC and ACLU of Mississippi gathered outside the Mississippi State Capitol to highlight the discriminatory effects of H.B.1523, urging House Speaker Philip A. Gunn to shelve the bill before this afternoon’s final vote. The outrageous legislation would …

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HRC Picks Apart The Many Lies Of Pat McCrory [VIDEO]

JMG reader Alan directs us to the below clip from the Human Rights Campaign which picks apart the many lies North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has spewed in the wake of national condemnation of his state’s hate bill. The clip notes that Politifact has given McCrory their “false” rating for his claim that HB2 doesn’t take away any existing rights. …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Activists Meet With Governor

From the Human Rights Campaign: This morning, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro, transgender advocate Candis Cox-Daniels, and other LGBT equality advocates went to the North Carolina State Capitol to hand deliver a letter from more than 100 major CEOs & business leaders urging Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal …

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Michelangelo Signorile: The Human Rights Campaign Is Helping The GOP Retain Its Senate Majority

Michelangelo Signorile today blasted the HRC for its endorsement of GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. He writes: The simple truth is that in 2016 in Illinois we don’t need Mark Kirk — he needs us. Kirk is in a deep blue state and he absolutely must support full LGBT equality in order to win. His coming out for the Equality Act …

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HRC: Why We Endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

Two weeks ago I reported that the Human Rights Campaign had endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. For some reason news of the endorsement took some time to trickle into the LGBT-friendly blogosphere and in the last few days criticism has become quite loud, with most angrily pointing out that endorsing ANY Senate Republican in a year when the majority is …

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HRC Head Chad Griffin Urges Hollywood To Boycott Georgia If Anti-LGBT Bill Becomes Law [VIDEO]

On Friday the NFL warned that Atlanta will never get a Super Bowl if Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs the anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bill that has reached his desk. Yesterday HRC head Chad Griffin spoke at his group’s Los Angeles gala where he called on the assembled Hollywood movers and shakers to boycott the state if the bill becomes …

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LGBT Groups React TO SCOTUS Nominee

From Lambda Legal: “With President Obama’s nomination of Judge Garland to the Supreme Court, we call upon members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fulfill their constitutional duty and ensure Judge Garland is given a complete and timely review. We encourage them to ask comprehensive and probing questions to evaluate Judge Garland’s ability to be a fair and impartial member …

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HRC: 60 Major Corporations Endorse Equality Act

The Human Rights Campaign today announced that 60 major corporations have jointly endorsed the Equality Act. Companies on the list include Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, IBM, Facebook, Hilton, Hyatt, MasterCard, General Mills, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo. See the full list below. Via press release: Since HRC joined with lawmakers and advocates last July to introduce the Equality Act in Congress, HRC …

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VIRGINIA: National LGBT Groups To File Federal Fraud Complaint Against Ex-Gay Torture Group

Today the Human Rights Campaign, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights will file a joint federal fraud complaint against a Virgina-based ex-gay torture group. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The 38-page complaint, obtained in advance by the Blade, is set to be filed before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and accuses “People …

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HRC Calls For LGBT SCOTUS Justice

Yesterday Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin urged President Obama to appoint an LGBT person as Antonin Scalia’s successor. He writes: To have a representative on our nation’s highest court would send a powerful message to the millions of LGBT people who have struggled for recognition — and respect — for many decades. Today, we have other legal champions who …

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IOWA: HRC Joins Clinton On Campaign Trail [VIDEO]

Yesterday in Iowa: The Human Rights Campaign proudly joins Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail today in Des Moines, Iowa, as she formally accepted our endorsement for president. “She doesn’t just voice her support, or vote her support for our community, she has been our partner in this fight and always willing to go to battle when we need her,” …

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Hillary And Bernie Bicker Over “Establishment” Label

This nonsense has been going on for a couple of days and I’ve ignored it until now because it’s just such a dumb argument. Anyway, yesterday afternoon Hillary Clinton took to CNN to respond. Video is below. Via CNN: Hillary Clinton on Thursday sought to turn Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “establishment” attack right back on him — saying he served in …

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Sanders Camp Slams HRC Over Clinton Endorsement

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: “It’s understandable and consistent with the establishment organizations voting for the establishment candidate, but it’s an endorsement that cannot possibly be based on the facts and the record,” said Sanders campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs. Touting Sanders as “somebody who’s been for gay rights long, long ago” since he was mayor of Burlington, Vt., …

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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary [VIDEO]

Via press release: The Human Rights Campaign, (HRC) the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. HRC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 32 community leaders from across the nation, unanimously voted to endorse Secretary Clinton — an endorsement she will accept next Sunday, January 24 at an …

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Linda Harvey: Pro-LGBT Companies Make Christians Feel Like They Work In Concentration Camps [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: On Saturday, Mission America’s Linda Harvey spoke with Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality about how she and other anti-gay activists are running out of places to shop because so many major businesses have announced their support for LGBT rights. Harvey criticized the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which she …

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Human Rights Campaign Trolls Trump

The Human Rights Campaign yesterday began selling its “Make America Gay Again” hat, which reads “LGBTQ = Equality” on the back. The HRC is just the latest group to troll Donald Trump’s stupid hat, with the Democrats selling one that reads “America Is Already Great.” The HRC’s version sells for $26.

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UTAH: HRC Files Complaint Against Anti-Gay Judge

The Human Rights Campaign today filed a formal complaint against Judge Scott Johansen with Utah Judicial Conduct Commission. From their letter to the commission: On behalf of the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide, I write to call your attention to a formal complaint that we have filed with the Commission regarding Judge Scott …

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