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, July 01, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Schroer v. Billington
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement today in reaction to the decision by the U.S.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Hate Crimes Legislation
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today thanked the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing on the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 909). The legislation, which was passed in the U.S.
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Friday, June 12, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Statement on the Obama Administration’s Defense of the 'Defense of Marriage Act' in the Smelt v. US Case
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued a statement today regarding the Obama Administration's decision to defend the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a gay couple who married in California. Arthur Smelt and Christopher Hammer, who were married in California on July 10, 2008, filed a suit in federal court in December challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Administration responded yesterday.
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Monday, June 08, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Denial of Certiorari in Pietrangelo v. Gates Case
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization issued a statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a writ of certiorari in the case of Pietrangelo v. Gates, a challenge to the U.S. Military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. Captain Pietrangelo was discharged in 2004 under the U.S.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
California Supreme Court Takes Step Back from Equality
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded to the California Supreme Court’s split 6-1decision today ruling that Proposition 8, the narrowly approved measure which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry, is valid. As a result of the court’s decision in Strauss v.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Praises President Obama’s Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today hailed President Obama’s selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as the nominee for the opening on the United States Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice David Souter.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Update on New Hampshire Marriage Equality Bill
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the following statement today from National Field Director Marty Rouse, who is on the ground working in New Hampshire. For the latest updates, please visit: www.HRCBackStory.org .
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Report Shows Healthcare Industry Lags in Addressing Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the nation's largest association of LGBT healthcare professionals, today released the third annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), a national report that sets benchmarks and highlights best practices in healthcare facility policies for LGBT Americans.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
New York State Assembly Votes in Favor of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement after the New York State Assembly voted 89-52 today in favor of marriage for same-sex couples. The legislation will now move to the State Senate. "It's great to see the Assembly strongly re-affirm its support for marriage equality.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
New Report to be Released Tomorrow will Show Healthcare Industry Lags in Addressing Needs of LGBT Patients
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the nation's largest association of LGBT healthcare professionals, will hold a media conference call on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, to discuss the release of the third annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). This national report will set new benchmarks and highlight best practices in healthcare facility policies for LGBT Americans.
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