Tag Archives: HRC

Hillary Clinton Calls Out Kim Davis In Speech Before Human Rights Campaign Supporters [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton this morning addressed staffers and supporters of the Human Rights Campaign in advance of their annual gala tonight in Washington DC. Clinton urged the assembled activists to resist the temptation to relax after the Obergefell ruling, noting that there are people “literally standing in the courthouse door” in an attempt to thwart LGBT civil rights. More from ABC …

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REPORT: Hillary Clinton Ditches HRC For SNL
UPDATE: HRC Disputes Cancellation Claim

UPDATE: I’ve reached out to the Human Rights Campaign and they dispute the below-linked New York Times story. According to HRC spokesman Brandon Lorenz, Hillary Clinton “remains the morning speaker” on Saturday. Hillary Clinton was scheduled to address Human Rights Campaign staffers and supporters on Saturday in advance of their annual gala in Washington DC, but the HRC gig has …

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Joe Biden To Keynote Annual HRC Gala

Via press release: Today the Human Rights Campaign announced that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address at the 19th annual HRC National Dinner on the evening of October 3, 2015, in Washington, DC. In addition, HRC announced that seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney will present HRC’s National Vanguard Award to Academy Award nominated actress Ellen Page …

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HRC To Address HRC Staffers

From the Human Rights Campaign: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak to the organization on the morning of Saturday, October 3rd. Approximately 800 grassroots leaders from across the country – including the HRC Board of Directors, HRC Board of Governors, HRC staff, and volunteer leaders and supporters from the organization’s over 1.5 million members and supporters in …

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HRC Hangs Message To Pope Francis

The Human Rights Campaign is hanging a massive message to Pope Francis outside their DC headquarters, which is within view of the cathedral where he will attend mass on Wednesday. Via press release: “Many of us in the LGBT community have been heartened by Pope Francis’ compassionate words and willingness to take steps to more fully embrace people of faith …

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HRC’s Sarah Warbelow Vs Mat Staver [VIDEO]

Hate group leader and alleged kidnapping co-conspirator Mat Staver appeared on C-SPAN this morning to battle Human Rights Campaign legal director Sarah Warbelow about the Kim Davis case. Staver: “Kim Davis is a lovely individual. She has a lot of courage.” Stick around for the callers.

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Liberty Counsel Accuses HRC Of “Consumer Fraud” For Buying URL That HRC Didn’t Actually Buy

All of Teabagistan is aflame today with outraged claims that the HRC deviously bought FreeKimDavis.com and redirected the URL to their donation page.  Even the Liberty Counsel has joined the “How DARE they?” stampede. Slight problem – the HRC just confirmed to me that they did NOT buy the URL and they don’t know who did. As I noted the …

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HRC Head Chad Griffin On Kim Davis [VIDEO]

Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin predicts a bad day for Kim Davis tomorrow.

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OREGON: Case Against Terry Bean Dismissed, Lawyer Says He Never Met Alleged Victim

The sexual abuse case against HRC co-founder Terry Bean was formally dismissed today. Bean’s attorney says that he is now free to reveal details of the case previously unknown to the public. If true, these details change the narrative significantly. Via press release: While we are pleased with today¹s outcome, this is a case that should never have been brought …

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OREGON: Sex Abuse Charges Against Terry Bean To Be Dismissed, Alleged Victim Still Won’t Testify

Oregon Live reports: The sex crimes case against prominent gay activist Terry Bean of Portland and his ex-boyfriend will be dismissed Tuesday because the alleged victim refuses to testify. Bean, 67, and former boyfriend Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013. They each are charged with two counts …

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Accused Of Evading Subpoena

Earlier this week I reported that the teenage alleged victim in the Terry Bean sexual abuse case had vanished and that the trial might be called off without him. Yesterday prosecutors accused the unnamed youth and his mother of engaging in an elaborate series of ruses to avoid being served with a subpoena which orders him to appear for next …

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More Corporate Support For Equality Act

From the Human Rights Campaign: Four new major American companies have become the latest to endorse the Equality Act, federal legislation that would establish full, federal equality for all LGBT Americans. In doing so, these leading companies – IBM, Oracle, Orbitz, and Symantec – made clear that they believe all LGBT Americans should have the protections from discrimination in federal …

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AFER Calls It Quits

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was “going out of business.” Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) was created with the specific mission of arguing for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme …

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Vanishes, Trial May Not Proceed

Oregon Live reports: The prosecutor handling the sex crimes case against Terry Bean, a prominent gay activist, told a judge Friday that his investigators have been unable to find the alleged victim in the case. Without the teenager’s testimony, the case will have to be dismissed or the trial rescheduled, the prosecutor acknowledged. The boy, now 17, doesn’t want to …

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HRC Slams Rand Paul & Marco Rubio

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Major Corporations Back Equality Act

Today the Equality Act, a comprehensive federal LGBT rights bill, will be introduced in Congress. The Human Rights Campaign has already brought three major corporations on board. Via press release: STATEMENT BY APPLE – “At Apple we believe in equal treatment for everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. …

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OREGON: Judge Denies Settlement Offer To Alleged Victim Of Activist Terry Bean

An Oregon county judge has refused to allow HRC co-founder Terry Bean to make a financial settlement with the underage boy Bean and his former boyfriend are alleged to have hooked-up with on Grindr in 2013. Bean, who lives in Portland and is a prominent political fundraiser, proposed a civil compromise that could result in the dismissal of the criminal …

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HRC Denounces Scott Walker

Via press release: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign refused to answer a question from a Washington Post columnist about whether Walker “thought children needed to be protected from gay men.” According to the story, Walker’s spokesperson “did not …

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OREGON: Prosecutors Reveal Additional Sex Abuse Allegations Against Terry Bean

Via Williamette Week: Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean engaged in sex with an underaged boy in 1979, providing the 16-year-old with alcohol and drugs. The teenager later tried to kill himself after Bean broke off the relationship, court records say. The records were filed by prosecutors late Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court as …

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HRC: Facts About Bobby Jindal

“Throughout his political career, Bobby Jindal has routinely opposed efforts to move toward LGBT equality, and he’s bragged that he was not a politician who was going to change his anti-LGBT positions based on “polling.” He’s even worked against existing Louisiana protections that protected LGBT workers from discrimination.”

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