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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists this week, both publicly and privately. [ Read more → ]
Grant Tennille

Ark. economic development chief backs effort to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, July 8, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' top economic development official on Monday called for legalizing gay marriage and said that treating same sex couples equally under the law could make the state a leader in the South and attract new business. [ Read more → ]

Participants to history: Plaintiffs depart for historic day at Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin and plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, met with reporters earlier this morning, before departing for the U.S. Supreme Court. [ Read more → ]
Chad Griffin

HRC statement: ‘We mourn today’s horrific tragedy’ in Newtown, Conn.

Friday, December 14, 2012
HRC: “The entire HRC family mourns today’s horrific tragedy in Newtown. We extend condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims as well as to the entire state of Connecticut which is still reeling from this senseless act violence." [ Read more → ]
Chad GriffinPhoto: Michael Key, Washington Blade

HRC to take part in White House talks with civic leaders

Friday, November 16, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign is set to take part in a White House meeting as part of a group of 13 civic leaders, the Washington Blade has learned. [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

Advocacy groups decry study that suggests negative outcomes for kids of gay parents

Monday, June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Leading LGBT advocacy organizations on Monday widely criticized a study released by right-wing conservative author Mark Regnerus of the Department of Sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, that made several claims of negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]

All-star reading of Prop 8 trial play raises $2 million toward marriage equality fight

Monday, March 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- A star-studded benefit reading of of Dustin Lance Black's play "8," featuring Brad Pitt and George Clooney, raised more than $2 million Saturday night for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), and gave YouTube viewers around the world a rare glimpse into the historic trial of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Chad Griffin named president of Human Rights Campaign

Friday, March 2, 2012
The founder and president of a high-profile California-based LGBT rights group has been named as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign. HRC announced Friday that Chad Griffin, board president of the American Foundation of Equal Rights, will succeed Joe Solmonese as president. [ Read more → ]

Federal appeals court rules Prop 8 trial videotapes to remain sealed

Thursday, February 2, 2012
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled against the release of the videotapes of the Proposition 8 trial, the federal court challenge of California's 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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