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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: April 15, 2016


HRC FILES RECORDS REQUEST TO EXPOSE HB 2 DOCUMENTS: Yesterday, HRC and Equality North Carolina filed an open records requestseeking documents from the offices of Gov. Pat McCrory, Senate leader Phil Berger and Speaker Tim Moore about HB 2. The Governor, who signed the bill in the dead of night the very day it was...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: April 13, 2016


LGBT ADVOCATES DELIVER LETTER FROM EXECUTIVES CALLING ON TENN. LAWMAKERS TO HALT DISCRIMINATORY BILLS: This morning, HRC President Chad Griffin joined the Tennessee Equality Project, ACLU of Tennessee and Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition to hand deliver a letterto Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell and...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 6, 2016


MISS. GOV. PHIL BRYANT SIGNS DANGEROUS ANTI-LGBT LEGISLATION; JOINS DISGRACED SOUTHERN GOVERNORS: Yesterday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant failed to listen to countless Mississippians, national companies and civil rights groups and signed HB 1523 into law. At a rally Monday evening outside the governor’s...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: April 4, 2016


ALL EYES ON MISSISSIPPI: LGBT ADVOCATES RALLY AGAINST H.B. 1523: Today, the Mississippi House is scheduled for a final procedural vote on HB 1523 -- a discriminatory measure that would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 25, 2016


NC LAWMAKERS RAM THROUGH DISCRIMINATORY LAW IN SHAMEFUL SPECIAL SESSION:On Wednesday, the North Carolina State Legislature passed one of the most vile, anti-LGBT laws in recent history. The outrageous and disgraceful anti-LGBT bill was rammed through the state legislature in a single-day hurried special session,...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 23, 2016


HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN: “WE ENDORSED REPUBLICAN SENATOR MARK KIRK. HERE’S WHY”: In a post for the Independent Journal Review, HRC President Chad Griffin proudly defends the endorsement of pro-equality Republican Senator Mark Kirk -- and the importance of HRC remaining a bipartisan organization: “..[W]hen...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 18, 2016


SALESFORCE, ATL CHAMBER STEP UP AS PRESSURE MOUNTS ON GOVERNOR DEAL TO STOP DRACONIAN NEW LAW: Salesforce and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce are increasing pressure on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to reject the anti-LGBT legislation that passed earlier this week. Yesterday, Salesforceannounced that the company...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 16, 2016


MERRICK GARLAND NOMINATED TO SUPREME COURT: Following the nomination of Chief Justice Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, HRC has joined a chorus of organizationstelling Senators to #DoYourJob. “Americans deserve a full Supreme Court bench, and President Obama's nominee deserves a hearing,” said HRC...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 4, 2016


SD HOUSE FAILS TO OVERRIDE VETO ON TRANSPHOBIC LEGISLATION: Yesterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives tried and failed to override Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard’s veto of H.B. 1008-- reckless legislation that attacks the dignity and rights of transgender children in public schools by attempting...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: March 2, 2016


VICTORY! SD GOVERNOR DOES THE RIGHT THING, VETOES H.B. 1008:Yesterday, South Dakota’s Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard listened to the overwhelming chorus of voices--including students, parents, advocacy organizations, and businesses--and vetoed discriminatory legislation attacking the fundamental dignity and...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 24, 2016


HRC AND NCTE OP-ED: BILLS ATTACKING TRANSGENDER PEOPLE DON’T KEEP ANYONE SAFE: In a column for Mashable, HRC President Chad Griffin, and Mara Keisling, the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, take on the unprecedented number of anti-transgender bills introduced by state...

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#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: February 19, 2016


MAJOR CHILD WELFARE ORGS URGE ALL GOVERNORS--LOOKING AT YOU, SOUTH DAKOTA’S DENNIS DAUGAARD--TO REJECT ATTACKS ON TRANS KIDS: As South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard faces a decision on whether to veto HB 1008– outrageous legislation that would prevent transgender students in public schools from using restrooms...

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