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

| Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Michael Premo
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.

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Same-sex partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 companies

| Sunday, December 8, 2013
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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.

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Report: Even in reddest of states, U.S. cities leading the way in LGBT equality

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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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.

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

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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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.

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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

| Monday, November 18, 2013
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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.

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Judge orders disclosure of documents relating to flawed gay parenting study

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Mark Regnerus
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.

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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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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.

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

| Monday, November 4, 2013
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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."

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

| Friday, October 25, 2013
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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...

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Advocacy groups: CDC must revise cancer screening policy for transgender women

| Friday, October 18, 2013
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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.

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