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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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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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 → ]
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New report examines the ‘Broken Bargain’ — hardships, barriers facing LGBT workers

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A comprehensive report released Tuesday examines the myriad of hardships and barriers facing LGBT workers in the U.S., from being able to be fired, denied equal benefits and be required to pay thousands of dollars more in taxes simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay activists gather outside HRC headquarters to denounce Pride Month

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A group of leading anti-gay activists led by Peter LaBarbera, president of The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign's national headquarters on Tuesday to denounce LGBT Pride month. [ Read more → ]
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An openly LGBT cabinet member? Let’s talk about key priorities…

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
An openly LGBT cabinet secretary would be another milestone for LGBT inclusion and an important symbol of pride for our community — but let’s be clear, this should not be a key priority for our community. Moreover, the idea that this would be a mark of failure on the part of the President doesn’t sit well with me. ... To me, a “key priority” for our community should be something tangible that actually advances our equality or improves our lives through policy or action. [ Read more → ]
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Fifty shades of red: The fight for equality marches on

Saturday, April 6, 2013
There are just some people who will go to their graves believing what they believe. That is their journey – that is their little bit of racism, hatred and discrimination they will have to answer for. I believe at this moment in time, the red on the equality map needs to be celebrated. I believe the acceptance and support of our friends and families and co-workers and strangers needs to be celebrated, for these are the people who will stand by us and love us and help us to win whatever battles may lie ahead... [ Read more → ]
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HRC apologizes for treatment of transgender, immigration rights activists

Monday, April 1, 2013
The Human Rights Campaign on Monday issued an apology for its treatment of transgender and immigration rights activists during rallies supporting marriage equality outside the U.S. Supreme Court last week. [ Read more → ]
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Red, marriage equality icons spread throughout social media

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
NEW YORK — Bud Light said it with beer cans and Martha Stewart with red velvet cake as companies and celebrities from Beyonce to George Takei joined millions of social media users in posting and tweaking a simple red logo in support of gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
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Hillary Clinton announces support for marriage equality

Monday, March 18, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday announced her support for marriage equality, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT advocacy groups hail passage of Colorado civil unions bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday commended the Colorado General Assembly for passing the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides gay and straight couples the legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted to married spouses under Colorado state law. [ Read more → ]
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NOM President Brian Brown touts honorary degree from non-existent university

Thursday, March 7, 2013
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is touting an honorary degree he’s received from a non-existent university. [ Read more → ]
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Where’s the ‘B’ in national LGBTQ organizations?

Friday, March 1, 2013
Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation requests demanding that we “demand equality for everyone” are themselves paying attention to the particular needs of bisexual folks, not merely as lip service, not just as an afterthought, but in any sort of tangible way. Noting that none of the following 10 national organizations includes the word “bisexual” or even the letter “B” in its name, I called and emailed media representatives of these groups about their bisexual policies and leadership for this report... [ Read more → ]
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‘Respect for Marriage’ campaign focuses on bipartisan support for gay marriage

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Respect for Marriage Coalition on Wednesday launched a national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders – including President Barack Obama, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Former First Lady Laura Bush, and Former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell – speaking out in support of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. [ Read more → ]
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Poll finds growing bipartisan support among voters for marriage equality

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The first national, public opinion poll of 2013 on marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, released Tuesday by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, found that a growing bipartisan majority of registered voters support marriage rights. [ Read more → ]
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Plan for ‘traditional’ prom backfires as group faces firestorm of criticism

Monday, February 11, 2013
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and activist Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" project, joined a chorus of LGBT advocates from across the country in condemning a group of students and parents in Sullivan, Ind., who met Sunday to discuss plans for a high school prom that would exclude gay and lesbian students. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT advocacy groups denounce Boy Scouts’ delay on anti-gay policy

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
LGBT advocacy groups responded Wednesday to an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it would delay until May a decision on whether to end its longstanding policy that prohibits gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders. [ Read more → ]
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HRC ad calls on Boy Scouts to adopt national non-discrimination policy

Sunday, February 3, 2013
Two days before an expected vote, the Human Rights Campaign will run a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News on Monday calling on the leadership at Boy Scouts of America to end its discriminatory policy prohibiting gay people from Scouting and adopt a national non-discrimination standard. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT advocacy groups applaud Obama’s gay-inclusive immigration plan

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday applauded President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform, which included provisions that would allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a visa for a same-sex partner. [ Read more → ]
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HRC declares the ‘fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage’

Thursday, January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign on Thursday highlighted a new milestone in the march toward full marriage equality, declaring the fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage. Widespread losses, sagging poll numbers, and poor investments make it difficult to see how national groups... [ Read more → ]
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Chuck Hagel: A disappointing choice from Obama

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Rather than use his mandate from winning re-election to reward his key constituencies, President Barack Obama has poked a stick in the eye of the LGBT community by turning to former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary -- a man who had an abysmal voting record in Congress and drew criticism for using anti-gay slurs back in 1998. [ Read more → ]
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HRC commends nomination of John Kerry for Secretary of State

Friday, December 21, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Friday praised the nomination of U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be Secretary of State during President Obama's second term. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
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Donors supporting marriage equality in 2012 dwarfed those who opposed It

Thursday, December 13, 2012
The number of contributors who gave in support of marriage for gay and lesbian couples was thirteen times greater – about 133,000 compared to an estimated 10,500 - than those giving financial resources to oppose marriage equality, according to an analysis by the Human Rights Campaign of donors to the four states with marriage equality on the ballot this year. [ Read more → ]
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HRC: Top anti-gay marriage donor in Maryland is ‘active white supremacist’

Friday, December 7, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign on Thursday called on the Maryland Marriage Alliance to return a $10,000 donation by Michael Peroutka, an alleged active white supremacist and secessionist sympathizer who was one of the three largest individual donors to the campaign against marriage equality in Maryland. [ Read more → ]
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