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More than 250 Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Organizations Condemn Anti-Trans Legislation


Today, a broad coalition of more than 250 sexual assault and domestic violence organizations, led by the National Task Force to End Sexual and  Domestic Violence Against Women, released a powerful statement calling for the end to the scourge of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation.

The statement reads, in...

Maureen McCarty
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South Carolina LGBT Advocates Testify and Rally Against Anti-Transgender Bill


Last week, South Carolina Senator Lee Bright introduced S.1203. The bill takes its lead from the outrageous, extreme and discriminatory law recently passed in North Carolina, HB 2. It would force transgender people to use the bathroom consistent with their biological sex, not their gender identity, in all...

Ryan Wilson
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Pediatricians & Health Care Professionals Speak Out Against Legislation Targeting Trans Youth


Today, HRC released a new video highlighting health care professionals who are speaking out against dangerous and appalling legislation targeting transgender students – including bills currently pending in Tennessee and South Carolina. As anti-equality activists across the country push for laws targeting...

Stephen Peters
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BREAKING: Mississippi Manufacturers Association Urges Governor Bryant to Veto Anti-LGBT HB 1523


Today, HRC hailed the news that the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has joined the growing list of businesses and organizations urging Governor Bryant to veto House Bill 1523 -- a discriminatory bill that would allow individuals, religious organizations, and private associations to use religion as an...

Stephen Peters
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Debate Recap: Cruz, Trump and Kasich Double Down on Anti-LGBT Rhetoric


Today, HRC responded to the GOP debate in Detroit Michigan, where candidates John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump doubled down on a variety of anti-LGBT positions.

Cruz, Trump and Kasich advocated for religious refusal bills that would allow businesses to discriminate and deny service to LGBT people, and...

Brandon Lorenz
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Marco Rubio Gets Endorsed by Hobby Lobby CEO, Proponent of Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Policies


Earlier this week, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby David Green endorsed Senator Marco Rubio for President.

As you’ll remember, the arts-and-crafts chain was thrust into the national spotlight during the U.S. Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores in 2014. The Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby,...

Ianthe Metzger
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Republican Candidates Prepare to Debate in State Where Marriage Equality Polls Strongest


Tonight, six Republican candidates for President are set to debate in New Hampshire. The Granite State has gained national notoriety for a unique streak of independent thinking. So it should be no surprise that marriage equality polls stronger in New Hampshire than any other in the Union. Public Religion Research...

Brandon Lorenz
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Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio: Two Peas in a Pod


Today, HRC released the following statement upon reports that former Senator Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for president and endorsing Marco Rubio.

"Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio share a disturbing worldview, where LGBT people are second-class citizens unworthy of the most fundamental rights and basic...

Brandon Lorenz
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Ted Cruz’s Win in the Iowa GOP Caucus


 Today, HRC released the following statement regarding the Iowa Caucus results:

“From threatening to overturn nationwide marriage equality, to campaigning with a notorious “kill the gays” pastor in Iowa, to using transgender Americans as a punchline on the trail, Ted Cruz has spared no opportunity to attack the...

Brandon Lorenz
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What’s at Stake During Tonight’s Republican Caucus in Iowa


Tonight, Iowa Republicans will caucus for their choice in GOP presidential candidates.

While our country has come a long way on LGBT equality in the last seven years, we face tremendous challenges ahead -- and we need a strong champion for LGBT equality who can beat any anti-equality challenger in November.

No...

Maureen McCarty
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GOP Frontrunner Donald Trump Vows to Undo Nationwide Marriage Equality


GOP frontrunner Donald Trump today pledged that, if elected, he would appoint justices who would reverse the landmark Supreme Court decision establishing marriage equality nationwide. 

"It has been ruled upon. It has been there. If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that...

Maureen McCarty
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Marco Rubio is Still Defending Indiana Gov Mike Pence and Right to Discriminate


Marco Rubio’s latest anti-LGBT comments serve as the perfect example of just how much is at stake in this upcoming election. When questioned about RFRAs and non-discrimination protections, at a campaign event in Waverly, Iowa, Rubio boldly doubled down on his belief that religion can be used as an excuse to...

HRC staff
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