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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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Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker named director of local HRC chapter

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Patricia Todd
Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham was introduced Friday as the new state director of the Human Rights Campaign in Alabama. [...]

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Guam governor refuses to allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Friday, April 17, 2015
Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R-Guam)
The nation's largest gay rights organization and Guam's biggest newspaper are blasting the territory's governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. [...]

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Indiana unveils changes to religious freedom bill; LGBT rights groups say it’s not enough

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, March 28, 2015 to oppose the religious freedom legislation.
Indiana lawmakers on Thursday announced changes they plan to make to the state's new religious freedom law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and others who have called the proposal anti-gay, but LGBT rights groups said the fix doesn't go far enough. [...]

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50 years after Selma, Joe Biden draws parallels between LGBT rights, civil rights

Friday, March 6, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign Spring Equity Convention in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2015. Biden said the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for LGBT rights activists today.
LGBT Americans are fighting for the same rights to equality that African Americans fought for decades ago, says Biden. [...]

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Arkansas, Nebraska businesses sign pledge for LGBT equality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Hundreds of businesses in Arkansas and Nebraska have signed an HRC pledge to advance workplace equality for members of the LGBT community. [...]

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual convention

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week at a convention hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT rights group. [...]

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HRC to examine if Roy Moore coordinated lawsuit against same-sex marriage

Friday, February 20, 2015
Roy Moore
The Human Rights Campaign filed an Alabama Open Records request on Thursday seeking government email and phone records of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to determine his role in a third-party lawsuit against marriage equality in the state. [...]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donating to HRC’s gay rights campaign in Southern U.S.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tim Cook
The amount of Tim Cook's personal contribution to the HRC wasn't disclosed, but the advocacy organization called it "substantial." [...]

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Tax filings reveal funding for anti-LGBT NOM has dropped by over 50%

Monday, November 24, 2014
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 28, 2014.. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.`
WASHINGTON -- The rapid advancement of marriage equality from 19 states to 35 in a matter of weeks has not translated into financial success for an organization whose self-proclaimed sole purpose is to “protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.” [...]

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Major U.S. companies advance policies for gay, transgender employees

Saturday, November 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON - The nation’s top companies and law firms are increasingly setting the standard for LGBT inclusion in the workplace, according to a report issued this week by the Human Rights Campaign. A record 366 businesses earned the Corporate Equality Index's top score of 100 percent this year. Those earning [...]

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