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.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Maine Families Denied Protections in Marriage Vote
Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, expressed profound sadness and anger at the passage of Question 1 in Maine. Question 1 was a referendum vetoing the state’s law recognizing same-sex marriages.
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Monday, October 05, 2009
President Barack Obama to Deliver Keynote Address at the 13th Annual Human Rights Campaign Dinner
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced today that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the 13th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, October 10th, in Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy will also present the first-ever Edward M. Kennedy National Leadership Award to Judy and Dennis Shepard. The award is named in honor of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), a champion in the fight for LGBT equality.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Majority of Workers Still Hide Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity at Work
A majority – 51 percent – of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers continue to hide their identity from most or all co-workers, according to a new report released today from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that examines the real-life experiences of LGBT workers. The report, “Degrees of Equality: A National Study Examining Workplace Climate for LGBT Employees,” found that, despite significant advances in employment policies at major U.S.
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Number of Top Rated Businesses for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workers Jumps Despite Tough Economy
The number of businesses with perfect ratings based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies and benefits rose by twenty percent in the past twelve months - despite the serious economic downturn - according to a new report released today by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. The 2010 edition of the Corporate Equality Index, which rates 590 businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 percent, reports 305 businesses achieved top ratings, compared to 260 last year.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Statement on the Passing of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, issued the following statement today on the passing of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA).
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King, Sen. Edward Kennedy to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today applauded the announcement by President Barack Obama naming Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King, Sen. Edward Kennedy as recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom. The HRC Religion and Faith Program also recognized Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rev. Joseph Lowery for their work on equality issues.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Calls on the LGBT Community and Allies to Participate in National, Grassroots Push to Lobby Congress Face-to-Face
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today launched a national, grassroots campaign called "No Excuses" to demand action from Congress on key issues of equality. Designed to take advantage of the congressional summer recess, when members are in their local offices and meeting with constituents, "No Excuses" will mobilize HRC's 750,000 members and their allies to meet directly with lawmakers and push for federal legislative change. Members and supporters can get involved by vi
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Comments on Historic Challenge to Discriminatory 'Defense of Marriage Act'
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, today commends the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Attorney General Martha Coakley for filing a federal challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), which denies thousands of married same-sex couples in Massachusetts access to over 1,000 federal protections, benefits and obligations.
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Human Rights Campaign, Servicemembers United Launch National Tour to Repeal 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell'
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, in partnership with Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans and their straight allies, and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), announced today the launch of "Voices of Honor: A Generation Under ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'" The national tour highlights the discriminatory law that hurts military readiness and national security while putting American soldiers fighting overseas at risk.
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Thursday, July 02, 2009
Man Convicted in Anti-Gay Killing Released from Prison One Year After Sentencing; Victims Mother Notified by Automated Message
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today condemned the early release of Stephen Andrew Moller, who was convicted in June of 2008 in the death of 20-year-old Sean Kennedy. Sean’s mother, Elke Kennedy, was informed of the release by automated message last night. Witnesses testified at trial that Kennedy’s attacker shouted anti-gay slurs while punching Kennedy outside a Greenville, SC bar in May of 2007. “This adds insult to injury. To release a man just on
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