Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Ala., and is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist groups, its legal representation for victims of hate groups, its monitoring of alleged hate groups, militias and extremist organizations, and its educational programs that promote tolerance. The SPLC classifies and lists as hate groups organizations that in its opinion denigrate or assault entire groups of people, typically for attributes that are beyond their control. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.

Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. [ Read more → ]
SPLCPaul Hard, right, with his husband David Fancher at their wedding in Marconi Beach, Mass. on May 20, 2011.

Mother who opposed her deceased son’s same-sex marriage intervenes in lawsuit

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The mother of an accident victim is now involved in a federal lawsuit filed by his same-sex partner, who is trying to overturn Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Original engagement photo of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere.

Split decision in gay couple’s lawsuit over use of photo in anti-gay mailer

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
DENVER -- A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a gay New Jersey couple whose engagement photo was used in campaign attack mailers in Colorado. [ Read more → ]
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Seven more groups now designated by SPLC as anti-gay hate groups

Monday, March 3, 2014
The Southern Poverty Law Center has added seven more anti-gay organizations to its list of anti-gay hate groups. No doubt the standard whine of these groups will be the same one offered up by the Family Research Council when SPLC named it as a hate group a while back, i.e. “we are being attacked because we don’t believe in gay marriage, we are trying to preserve Christian morality, we are being silenced.” That whine was a lie then and is still a lie... [ Read more → ]
SPLCPaul Hard, right, with his husband David Fancher at their wedding in Marconi Beach, Mass. on May 20, 2011.

Advocacy group files lawsuit challenging Alabama same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, February 13, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Thursday announced a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama laws that refuse to recognize lawful same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Pat Newton

Federal lawsuit against Miss. town for denying gay bar permit to go to trial

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. -- A woman's federal lawsuit that accuses the leaders of a north Mississippi town of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying her a business license will go to trial Jan. 26, 2015, in Aberdeen. [ Read more → ]
Destin Holmes

Lawsuit: LGBT students routinely bullied in Miss. school district

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday says LGBT students are routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district, including a lesbian who was forced to sit alone in the middle of a classroom when others were split into groups of boys and girls. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

U.S., British anti-gay activists spread homophobic messages at Jamaica conference

Monday, December 9, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two prominent U.S. and British anti-gay activists attended a conference in Jamaica over the weekend to urge their counterparts and the Jamaican government to retain that country's colonial era law banning homosexual activity. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Perkins fires back at critics, calls SPLC ‘a very dangerous group’

Thursday, October 3, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, on Tuesday fired back Tuesday at critics who claim his recent appointment to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission is political payback by Gov. Bobby Jindal. [ Read more → ]
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SPLC files lawsuit against Miss. town for denying business license for LGBT bar

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the town of Shannon, Miss., its mayor and its aldermen for denying a business license to a bar catering to the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
Tony Perkins

Anti-gay hate group leader appointed to La. law enforcement commission

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The leader of an anti-gay hate group has been appointed to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission, a group which oversees awarding grants, training of police officers, and regulates law enforcement activity across the state. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay hate group claims three-year boycott of Home Depot was a success

Sunday, September 8, 2013
The anti-gay hate group American Family Association (AFA) announced Thursday it was ending its three year boycott of the Home Depot because it was satisfied the home improvement retailer no longer supports gay rights groups. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for American Family Association,... [ Read more → ]
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States must respect the rights of LGBT parents

Sunday, August 25, 2013
In a country where so many politicians espouse “family values” and the importance of parents in a child’s life, it’s remarkable how quickly those beliefs go out the window when there’s an opportunity to shame and bully an LGBT person. It must stop. An estimated 650,000 same-sex couples live in the United States, and 19 percent of same-sex couple households have minor children... [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Hate group leader Eugene Delgaudio evades grand jury indictment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
LEESBURG, Va. -- Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio will not face criminal charges after a special grand jury probe into allegations that he misused his county office to raise political funds. [ Read more → ]
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SPLC moves to add pro-gun groups to ongoing lawsuit over anti-gay mailings

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two pro-gun groups conspired with an anti-gay hate group to create political mailers that used a gay couple’s copyrighted engagement photo to attack candidates in the 2012 Colorado Republican primaries, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). [ Read more → ]
Destin Holmes

SPLC alleges Miss. school district allowed gay students to be bullied, harassed

Thursday, March 21, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. — An advocacy group said Thursday that gay and lesbian students at a south Mississippi school are subjected to bullying and harassment from classmates and faculty. [ Read more → ]
Stacy DawsonProvided photo courtesy of Stacy Dawson.

Missouri school district to rescind prom policy that bans same-sex couples

Friday, February 15, 2013
SIKESTON, Mo. — An openly gay teen in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston will be allowed to take his boyfriend to the prom, school district officials said Friday. [ Read more → ]
Stacy DawsonProvided photo courtesy of Stacy Dawson.

SPLC demands Mo. school ends policy banning same-sex couples from prom

Thursday, February 14, 2013
A school district in southeast Missouri is facing a threat of legal action over a policy that prohibits same-sex couples from attending prom together. The Southern Poverty Law Center on Thursday accused the Scott County Central School District in Sikeston, Mo., of discrimination and gave the district until Feb. 25 to revise the school dance policy or face a potential lawsuit. [ Read more → ]
FRC President Tony Perkins

Family Research Council is to blame for near massacre at its headquarters

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Someone has to sit Tony Perkins down and school him on the truth. I am very certain that Perkins is already aware of this truth, but he needs to be told publicly so that everyone else can know. The Southern Poverty Law Center is not responsible for Floyd Corkins’ near massacre at FRC headquarters last year. If Perkins wants to blame someone, he should look to himself and his organization. For years, while under the guise of Biblical principles, the FRC has dehumanized the LGBT community.... [ Read more → ]
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SPLC files groundbreaking lawsuit accusing conversion therapy organization of fraud

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit accusing a New Jersey organization of consumer fraud for offering conversion therapy services – a discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-bullying program labeled ‘a radical gay indoctrination program’

Monday, October 15, 2012
The annual "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" -- a decade-old program that encourages school children to overcome cultural, societal, or other differences by sitting with those they don't normally hang out with during lunch -- has been attacked by the American Family Association (AFA), as a "radical gay indoctrination program." [ Read more → ]
Eugene Delgaudio

Loudoun County, Va., officials address allegations against hate group leader

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
LEESBURG, Va. -- The Loudoun, Va., Board of Supervisors on Tuesday commented on allegations that Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) used county resources for political gain and that he has engaged in questionable campaign fund raising practices. [ Read more → ]
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SPLC sues anti-gay hate group over defilement of couple’s engagement photo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
DENVER – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and co-counsel filed a federal lawsuit today against an anti-gay hate group that took a gay couple’s engagement photo and misappropriated it for a political ad that attacked a Colorado lawmaker’s support for same-sex civil unions. [ Read more → ]
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Southern Poverty Law Center plans lawsuit against ‘Public Advocate’ over anti-gay mailer

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Southern Poverty Law Center said it plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Denver in the U.S. District Court for Colorado against a Falls Church, Va.-based anti-gay group over a direct-mail campaign that used an altered version of a New York gay couple's engagement photo without their knowledge or permission. [ Read more → ]
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Human rights groups urge public officials not to attend ‘Values Voter Summit’

Thursday, September 13, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A coalition of human rights groups is calling on public officials not to attend this week's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., because its host, the Family Research Council, has spread demonizing lies about the LGBT community, and because one of its co-sponsors, the American Family Association, has linked homosexuality to the Holocaust. [ Read more → ]
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