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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 kicks-off campaign for LGBT equality laws in three southern states

| Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- The national LGBT advocacy group, the Human Rights Campaign, plans to seek anti-discrimination state laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.

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HRC plans three-year LGBT rights campaign in three Deep South states

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ted Richardson, AP (File)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

| Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT activists and journalists this week, both publicly and privately.

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

| Saturday, April 12, 2014
Allison Herwitt
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A government relations chief for the Human Rights Campaign is joining Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy's office as his chief of staff.

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Biden calls on Congress to pass LGBT inclusive workplace discrimination bill

| Sunday, March 23, 2014
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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.

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

| Sunday, February 16, 2014
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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.

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Ohio advocacy groups split on support for marriage equality amendment

| Saturday, February 15, 2014
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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.

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Groups organizing ballot push to repeal Nevada same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, February 13, 2014
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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.

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

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Doug Gansler
BALTIMORE -- Maryland's attorney general says he believes recent same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah would be recognized in Maryland.

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

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
Hundreds of same-sex couples wrapped around two floors at the Salt Lake County Complex on Dec.   23 waiting to obtain marriage licenses.
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.

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