Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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Allison Herwitt

HRC official to join Conn. senator’s office as chief of staff

Saturday, April 12, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A government relations chief for the Human Rights Campaign is joining Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy's office as his chief of staff. [ Read more → ]
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Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBT inclusive workplace discrimination bill

Sunday, March 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton: LGBT rights are ‘the unfinished business of the 21st century’

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that the gay-rights cause made "incredible progress" on political and legal fronts in 2013, but progress should not be mistaken for success. [ Read more → ]
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Ohio advocacy groups split on support for marriage equality amendment

Saturday, February 15, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As it works to educate Ohioans on the need for marriage equality, a coalition of state and national advocacy groups says it opposes another organization’s effort to win Ohioans marriage equality at the ballot box this fall. [ Read more → ]
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Groups organizing ballot push to repeal Nevada same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, February 13, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Several groups are organizing a push to get the Legislature in 2015 and voters in 2016 to change the Nevada constitution to allow same-sex marriages, while a federal court prepares to hear a legal challenge against the state's constitutional ban. [ Read more → ]
Doug Gansler

Md. AG says Utah same-sex marriages are recognized in his state

Monday, January 13, 2014
BALTIMORE -- Maryland's attorney general says he believes recent same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah would be recognized in Maryland. [ Read more → ]
Hundreds of same-sex couples wrapped around two floors at the Salt Lake County Complex on Dec.   23 waiting to obtain marriage licenses.

Advocacy groups mobilize to support married, same-sex couples in Utah

Thursday, January 9, 2014
LGBT advocacy groups on Thursday began mobilizing efforts in response to Utah governor Gary Herbert's announcement Wednesday that the state was putting "on hold" the recognition of same-sex unions performed after a federal judge ruled against Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Time for HRC to put economic justice on the gay agenda

Sunday, January 5, 2014
There’s been plenty of sucking up to the business community at the Human Rights Campaign, but little focus on money matters affecting low- and moderate-income LGBT people.Why can't the HRC, the gay division of the Democratic Party, address such concerns? Is it's because of the robust six-figure salaries of the top HRC executives? Do such compensation amounts cut off their awareness of gays who don't make that kind of money? Or is it because the minimum wage increase doesn't attract the attention of celebrities who appear at HRC dinners? [ Read more → ]
Michael Premo

Head of N.J. marriage equality campaign leading new push to repeal Ohio ban

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last blog post on the website for New Jersey United for Marriage is dated Oct. 21, the day gay and lesbian couples began getting marriage licenses across the state. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 companies

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Even in reddest of states, U.S. cities leading the way in LGBT equality

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WASHINGTON — From coast to coast, America’s cities are demonstrating a commitment to treating lLGBT people with dignity and respect by passing laws and implementing policies that treat all people equally, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign. [ Read more → ]
NOM President Brian Brown at a "protect marriage" rally.

After year of losses, National Organization for Marriage ends 2012 with $2M deficit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continues to struggle financially as its losses at the U.S. Supreme Court and in states across the country pile up. [ Read more → ]
Brian Brown

NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

Monday, November 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available. [ Read more → ]
Mark Regnerus

Judge orders disclosure of documents relating to flawed gay parenting study

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A Florida state court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Central Florida to turn over records related to the publication of a debunked 2012 study conducted by Mark Regnerus that demonizes gay and lesbian parents. [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. [ Read more → ]
HRC From left: Jamie Lee Curtis, Wentworth Miller, and Jason Collins

Celebrities join t-shirt protest of Russia’s anti-gay law

Monday, November 4, 2013
NEW YORK -- Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda." [ Read more → ]
Source

HRC needs to engage more with the LGBT community rather than policymakers

Friday, October 25, 2013
This past summer, I was a Family Project intern of the Human Rights Campaign. Depending on who I’m talking to at Yale, that sentence can serve as a coming-out statement on various levels. Aside from my friends who are conservative in their attitudes on same-sex marriage, I have progressive friends who are angry with HRC. I’ve been carrying an umbrella and mug displaying HRC’s logo — the equal sign that took Facebook by storm last March — only after giving it much thought. I’m wary of entering a heated debate at any moment, with friends on my right or my left. At some points I have felt frustrated with the organization too... [ Read more → ]
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Advocacy groups: CDC must revise cancer screening policy for transgender women

Friday, October 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Two leading LGBT advocacy groups on Friday called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "investigate and change any discriminatory guidelines" that deny federally subsidized breast cancer screenings for transgender women. [ Read more → ]
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The four most important things I learned during my first year of transition

Saturday, October 5, 2013
I’ve never revealed any personal details of my life in articles that I’ve written for publication. Mainly because I didn’t feel that they were relevant to the topics at hand. However, because it's pride season here in Orlando, it seems like an appropriate time to mention the fact that I’m a transgender woman. This wasn’t a secret. I’ve been publicly out since February. I’ve just never addressed the matter in a publication before. I’ve learned a lot since I started my transition -- like the fact that women’s pants pockets are useless... [ Read more → ]
Joe Biden

Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid government shutdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown. [ Read more → ]
Joe Biden

Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

Sunday, September 29, 2013
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month. [ Read more → ]
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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

Sunday, August 4, 2013
One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations about the U.S. Army's actions epitomize social justice in action, gotten the cold shoulder from the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD? The silence of these groups has been deafening. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT advocacy groups team up to make gay marriage in N.J. a priority

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Several national groups that support recognizing same-sex marriage are teaming up in New Jersey, saying that the state is primed to allow gay couples to wed. [ Read more → ]
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Latest polls mixed on marriage equality, discrimination, religious freedom

Saturday, July 13, 2013
The latest polls released this week affirm growing support for marriage equality in several states around the nation, as well as growing support for LGBT-inclusive workplace protections. But another poll suggests religious freedom should trump discrimination laws. [ Read more → ]
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Record number of healthcare facilities commit to equal care for LGBT patients

Thursday, July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON – U.S. hospitals and clinics are increasingly committed to equality for LGBT patients, according to a report released Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. [ Read more → ]
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