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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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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
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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
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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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Time for HRC to put economic justice on the gay agenda

| Sunday, January 5, 2014
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There’s been plenty of sucking up to the business community at the Human Rights Campaign, but little focus on money matters affecting low- and moderate-income LGBT people.Why can't the HRC, the gay division of the Democratic Party, address such concerns? Is it's because of the robust six-figure salaries of the top HRC executives? Do such compensation amounts cut off their awareness of gays who don't make that kind of money? Or is it because the minimum wage increase doesn't attract the attention of celebrities who appear at HRC dinners?

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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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