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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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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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Lieberman Introduces Legislation in U.S. Senate 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, today lauded the introduction of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010 in the U.S. Senate. The bill, sponsored by U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), would repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) law, which prohibits lesbians and gays from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), an Iraq War veteran and a former paratrooper in the U.S.
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
D.C. Law Permitting Same-Sex Marriages Takes Effect
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement after a new law in the District of Columbia permitting same-sex marriages became effective today.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Human Rights Campaign Announces May 11th Lobby Day to Repeal DADT; Launches National Action Alert to Recruit Veterans and Allies
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, launched a national action alert today to recruit service members, their familiesand allies to gather in one of the largest showings of veteran support for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) on May 11, 2010, as Congress begins to take action on the Defense Department budget.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Statement from Human Rights Campaign on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” U.S. Senate Hearing
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement today from HRC President Joe Solmonese: "Today is a historic step forward in repealing a shameful law that has harmed the military, discharged thousands of talented and patriotic Americans and prevented thousands more from serving their country.
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Wednesday, January 06, 2010
HRC Sends Letter Condemning CBS Late Show with David Letterman Skit, Asks for Apology
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, sent the following letter today to David Letterman and CBS Corp. in response to a Late Show sketch mocking the appointment of Amanda Simpson to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
New York Senate Rejects Marriage Bill for Same-Sex Couples
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today expressed disappointment that the New York State Senate failed to pass legislation recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples. The senate voted 24-38 against the bill. In July, the state assembly voted in favor of marriage equality by an 89-52 margin, then voted again last night in favor of the legislation 88 -51.
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