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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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Maine State House 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, praised the Maine State House of Representatives for its vote today in favor of legislation that would permit same-sex couples to marry under state law. The state House voted 89 to 58 in favor of the measure, which previously passed the State Senate last week. “The march towards marriage equality for all loving, committed couples continues across this country,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “Today,
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Maine Legislative Committee 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, praised Maine’s Joint Committee on Judiciary for its vote on Tuesday in favor of legislation that would permit same-sex couples to marry under state law. The committee voted 11-2-1 in favor of the legislation; one committee member voted for the legislation with a proposed amendment that would place the measure before voters if it is enacted into law. “This is an exciting vote, and it’s great to see strong support for the pri
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Human Rights Campaign to Host National Web Chat on LGBT Financial Issues in Advance of Tax Day
In advance of April 15 – “Tax Day” – the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, will host a national web chat on a variety of financial issues currently facing members of the LGBT community. During the discussion, HRC and several financial experts will highlight the unique legal inequalities and hurdles facing the LGBT community with regard to financial, tax and estate planning issues. Federal law treats same-sex couples as strangers, thereby denying them the 1,138 federal rights, benefits and pr
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
HRC Applauds Vermont Legislature’s Historic Vote Recognizing Marriage Equality
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded the Vermont legislature for voting today to recognize marriage for lesbian and gay couples. The state Senate voted 23-5 and the House of Representatives voted 100-49 to override Gov.
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Monday, April 06, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Launches Website to Kick Off Campaign to Pass Federal Hate Crimes Legislation
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today launched a website to arm voters with tools to help pass overdue federal hate crimes legislation.
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Friday, April 03, 2009
Iowa Becomes First Midwestern State to Recognize Marriage Equality for Gay and Lesbian Couples
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded the Iowa state Supreme Court's unanimous 7-0 decision today ruling that the equal protection provision of Iowa Constitution guarantees gay and lesbian couples the same right to marry as heterosexual couples. As a result of the court's decision in Varnum v. Brien , Iowa becomes the first state in the Midwest and the third in the nation to now recognize marriages for gay and lesbian couples.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Human Rights Campaign Applauds Obama Administration for Supporting UN Declaration Affirming Human Rights of LGBT People
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued a statement today on the Obama administration's announcement that it formally endorsed a United Nations declaration calling for an end to discrimination and other human rights abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The move is a reversal of the Bush administration's refusal to sign the statement, which made the United States the only western nation not to support the measure when presented by the U.N. General Assembly in December.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Human Rights Campaign on Pope Benedict’s Remarks that Condoms Increase HIV Infections
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded today to remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI while traveling to Africa, where he claimed that condoms increase HIV infections. Talking to the Associated Press, Benedict said the Roman Catholic Church is in the forefront of the battle against AIDS. “You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms," the Pope said.
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