Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Senators Send Letter to DeVos about Civil Rights Enforcement at the Department of Education
Earlier today, 34 Democratic U.S. senators, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing disappointment and alarm over the Trump-Pence Administration’s efforts to diminish the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) enforcement of civil rights laws...
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
HRC Responds to Rumored License to Discriminate EO
Today, HRC responded to a new media report about a rumored #LicenseToDiscriminate order that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans and women at risk of discrimination. Earlier this year, a leaked draft of this discriminatory order led to a national outcry from civil rights organizations and millions of...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Ruling Affirms Civil Rights Laws Protect Employees from Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Today, HRC hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit finding that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act includes protections based on sexual orientation. This decision marks the first time a federal appellate court has ruled this way and reverses a previous decision...
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Monday, February 06, 2017
North Carolina Must Immediately Repeal HB2 or Lose NCAA Championship Games Through 2022
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC blasted North Carolina Republican leadership’s reckless refusal to allow a vote to fully repeal HB2 -- the deeply discriminatory law that continues to inflict profound damage on the state’s people, reputation, and economy. In a letter sent to...
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Monday, December 19, 2016
North Carolina General Assembly Must Immediately Repeal HB2
Today, HRC and Equality North Carolina released the following statements following the Charlotte City Council’s vote to withdraw the city’s non-discrimination ordinance pending the North Carolina General Assembly’s vote to fully repeal the state’s deeply discriminatory HB2. City leaders also...
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Alarming CDC Data Show LGBTQ Youth Face High Rates of Violence and Bullying
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, today responded to the alarming results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nationwide survey of high school...
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Friday, March 06, 2015
Human Rights Campaign and Plaintiff James Obergefell Deliver “People’s Brief” With Over 200,000 Signatures for Marriage Equality to Supreme Court
Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, delivered its historic “People’s Brief” – with 207,551 signatories calling for full nationwide marriage equality – to the U.S. Supreme Court. HRC was joined by James...
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Monday, April 02, 2012
Angola: Violent Crackdown on Critics
The Angolan government should immediately end its use of unnecessary force against peaceful anti-government protesters, human rights activists, journalists, and opposition politicians, Human Rights Watch said today. Ensuring that people can exercise their basic rights to freedom of association, expression, and peaceful assembly, and prosecuting those who violate those rights, is crucial for creating a peaceful environment for parliamentary elections slated for later in 2012, Human Rights Watch said.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
New "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Regulations called "Positive Step” Toward Repeal this Year
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called the Department of Defense's new "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" regulations "a positive step on the road to repeal this year." The new regulations released by Defense Secretary Robert Gates will raise the bar for investigations and discharges under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Grassroots Activists Gather to Repeal 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), alongside lesbian, gay and straight veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will hold a press conference on March 4, 2010 , in coordination with a swell of average Americans fighting for repealof "Don't Ask, Don't Tell(DADT). The event is timed with HRC's annual spring Lobby Day where more than 300 members and supporters are expected to participate.
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