Tag Archive | HRC

US: LGBT Rights Groups Alarmed As Trump-Pence Rescinds Title IX Protections

US: LGBT Rights Groups Alarmed As Trump-Pence Rescinds Title IX Protections

US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has announced the Trump-Pence administration’s decision that they will be rescinding Title IX guidance. This guidance relates to schools’ obligations to address sexual harassment, including sexual violence/assault, which disproportionately affects LGBT students, and has alarmed LGBT rights groups in America.

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

On Tuesday (12th) the American gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) responded to the tragic news that Edith ‘Edie’ Windsor has passed away at the age of 88. “Edie Windsor is a hero and civil rights icon who pushed our country closer to the promise of a more perfect union” said HRC President […]

US: New Resource for Parents to Protect Children from Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy’

US: New Resource for Parents to Protect Children from Dangerous ‘Conversion Therapy’

Yesterday (11th September) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), a US national legal organization committed to advancing LGBTQ equality since 1977, released Just As They Are, a comprehensive resource for parents on the harmful practice known as […]

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and who is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) an anti-gay organisation […]

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

Trump-Pence Admin. Assert Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief, filed by the US Department of Justice, arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex: “Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from […]

Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

In Anchorage, Alaska, anti-equality activists claim to have submitted 8,500 signatures, in an attempt to qualify for a ballot measure. The measure is aimed at gutting protections for transgender residents and visitors, in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The city clerk must verify that at least 5,753 signatures are from registered Anchorage […]

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

US: Massachusetts Transgender Protections Will Face Repeal Vote 2018

Over the weekend, Massachusetts celebrated the one-year anniversary of the state extending non-discrimination protections to transgender residents. However, the celebration could be short-lived as the young law is already in danger of being stripped away at the ballot next year. In 2016, soon after the bill was passed in the state legislature with bipartisan super-majorities […]