Tag Archives: HRC

HRC To Corporations: Keep Domestic Partnerships After Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Nationwide

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: HRC research shows that two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies offer domestic partner benefits to employees with same-sex partners. And 62 percent of those companies also make domestic partner benefits available to employees with opposite-sex partners. Companies that move to eliminate domestic partner benefits, and instead require legal marriage to ensure partner and …

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In Their Own Words: HRC Recaps Anti-Gay Positions Of Graham And Santorum

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Chad Griffin Vs. Ryan T. Anderson

Yesterday ABC’s This Week hosted Heritage Foundation wonk Ryan T. Anderson and Human Rights Campaign head Chad Griffin to spar about tomorrow’s SCOTUS hearings. When host George Stephanopoulos brings up the children of gay parents, Anderson immediately pivots to the SCOTUS brief filed by Robert Oscar Lopez.

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Celebs For Marriage Equality

Susan Sarandon, Tony Hawk, Anthony Boudain, Kristin Chenoweth, John Ridley, and many more.

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HRC On Indiana’s RFRA Fix

Details.

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ARKANSAS: Activists Rally For Changes To License To Discriminate Bill

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HRC To Silicon Valley: Oppose The Arkansas License To Discriminate Bill

Published yesterday in the San Jose Mercury News. A digital version of the ad is also running on  tech websites and sites owned by the Wall Street Journal.

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Alabama Businesses Sign Equality Pledge

AL.com reports: Continental Bakery owner Carole Griffin has been making food and beverages for the people of Birmingham for three decades, a calling that has brought her success and visibility. During that time, Griffin has always made decisions about who to hire to help at her cafes without granting preference to anyone based on their gender, sexuality or sexual preference. …

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Joe Biden Endorses Federal SOGI Rights

Via press release from the HRC: Today, Vice President Joe Biden affirmed his support for federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT people while giving remarks at the Spring Equality Convention for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. Addressing the tremendous progress made for the LGBT community – from marriage equality …

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HRC Claims Record With “People’s Brief”

According to the Human Rights Campaign, their People’s Brief to the US Supreme Court has garnered over 207,000 signatures, a record for an amicus brief. HRC head Chad Griffin: “Each and every signature on this brief – more than 200,000 of them – is a piece of evidence that this country is ready for marriage equality. Through this historic document, …

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ALABAMA: Human Rights Campaign Files Demand To See Emails Of Roy Moore

Whoa. From the Human Rights Campaign: Today, HRC Alabama filed an Alabama Open Records request for the government email and phone records of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. HRC Alabama wants to determine whether Chief Justice Moore concocted an organized plan to stop same-sex marriages by enlisting two anti-LGBT groups –the Alabama Policy Institute (API) and the Alabama …

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Kaplan & Windsor For “The People’s Brief”

Clip description: The Human Rights Campaign has launched an unprecedented “People’s Brief” to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberta Kaplan, the leading civil rights litigator who won a landmark Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor striking down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, is the author and lead counsel on the brief. The historic …

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HRC & DOMA Attorney Roberta Kaplan Launch “People’s Brief” To SCOTUS

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Two of the biggest figures in the battle for marriage equality are joining forces to give the Supreme Court their take on the marriage cases before the justices. The Human Rights Campaign, headed since 2012 by Chad Griffin, is joining with Robbie Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in her challenge to DOMA, to submit an …

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ALABAMA: HRC Petitions State To Take Action Against Chief Justice Roy Moore

The Human Rights Campaign has launched a petition which demands that Alabama take disciplinary action against state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore: Justice Moore has offered that the United States Constitution does not give the federal government the authority to regulate or define marriage. In the past, he has expressed his opinion that the state should have the power …

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ACT UP Pickets HRC’s Gala In NYC

Last night ACT UP picketed outside the HRC’s annual fundraising gala at Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria, where tickets were $475. ACT UP’s Facebook page explains the motivation for the protest: HRC has created an LGBT equality index to score the Fortune 500 companies, but there’s no mention of HIV and the thousands of LGBT people with HIV in the workplace. We demand …

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ACT UP To Protest HRC Gala In NYC

Via press release: The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and other HIV activist organizations will converge to protest the neglect of the AIDS crisis by mainstream LGBT organizations at the annual self-congratulatory gala held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City by Human Rights Campaign (HRC). HRC has been absent on HIV in major ways. Even as …

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HRC Slams LDS “Truce” On LGBT Rights

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: “Symbolically, seeing the church leaders advocating so openly for these protections will no doubt be deeply meaningful to Mormon families with LGBT members, and provide encouragement to LGBT youth in the church,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. “But, as a matter of public policy, it appears deeply flawed.” Doctors would still …

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HRC Backs Atlanta Mayor Kasis Reed

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Tim Cook Gives Big To HRC

The Human Rights Campaign today announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a large donation to help fund LGBT advocacy in southern states including his native Alabama. The amount of Cook’s contribution to the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign wasn’t disclosed, but the advocacy organization called it “substantial.” Organizers said it would help fund a three-year, $8.5 million campaign launched …

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HRC: Obama Must Take Action Against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

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