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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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HRC president delivers apology to transgender community for past divides

Friday, September 5, 2014
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Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin has delivered a public apology to the transgender community for past mistreatment by the HRC, and "for the times that the transgender community has been underrepresented or unrepresented" by his organization. Speaking Friday at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, one of the nation’s [...]

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Glee’s Kevin McHale voices support for marriage equality

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Actor Kevin McHale, best known for best known for his role as Artie Abrams on the Fox television series "Glee," voices his support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign. In the video, the McHale states, “Committed and loving gay [...]

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Louisiana decision contradicts more than 20 consecutive federal court rulings

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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WASHINGTON – Today U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled to uphold Louisiana’s ban on marriage equality. Until today, no state marriage ban had survived a federal court ruling since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage decision in United States v. Windsor last summer. In response to [...]

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HRC report examines World Congress of Families’ anti-gay influence, extremism

Monday, August 25, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign on Monday released a new report examining what it calls one of the most influential groups in America promoting and coordinating the exportation of anti-LGBT bigotry, ideology, and legislation abroad: the Rockford, Ill.-based World Congress of Families. [...]

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Actress Kristin Chenoweth voices her support for marriage equality

Friday, August 22, 2014
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Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth voices her support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign. In the video, Chenoweth states, “The bottom line is that regardless of how you were made or who you love, you should [...]

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Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain voices support for marriage equality

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Emmy Award-winning chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain voices his support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign. In the video, Bourdain states, “A common thread of the people I admire – whoever they are, wherever they are – [...]

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Ohio’s same-sex marriage debate goes beyond courtroom

Saturday, August 2, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The debate over Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage extends beyond the courtroom to libraries, community centers, living rooms and city streets. Supporters of same-sex marriage are holding town hall meetings and house parties to try to sway more Ohioans to their side. Other backers have circulated petitions [...]

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Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk voices support for marriage equality

Friday, August 1, 2014
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Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk voices his support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign's "Americans For Marriage Equality" campaign. In the video, Hawk states, “We all deserve to follow our hearts, and we need to continue working until every state recognizes marriage as an equal [...]

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HRC hires state leaders to promote LGBT equality in Mississippi, Alabama

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign has announced the hiring of two more state leaders as part of its Project One America campaign to promote LGBT equality in three deeply conservative southern states. Rob Hill, a former clergyman, will lead the HRC's efforts in Mississippi, and Ashley Jackson, co-founder of [...]

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Activists urge Obama to include LGBT rights on Africa summit agenda

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders. The Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization, and Human Rights [...]

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