Tag Archive | Human Rights Campaign

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: 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: HRC Responds To U.S. Supreme Court News

US: HRC Responds To U.S. Supreme Court News

US Supreme Court of the United States takes up discrimination case involving Colorado bakery; rejects Arkansas Supreme Court’s discriminatory birth certificate ruling; and allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to go into effect The Human Rights Campaign (HRC)  has responded to announcements from the Supreme Court of the United States in multiple legal cases […]

US: Trump-Pence Endorse Agenda of Anti-LGBTQ Organisation

US: Trump-Pence Endorse Agenda of Anti-LGBTQ Organisation

Yesterday (22 June) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) condemned the Trump Administration’s plans to celebrate an organization dedicated to undermining LGBTQ people and families.  Today, Pence — who has his own long and extensive record opposing LGBTQ equality — will speak on behalf of the Trump Administration at an anniversary celebration of Focus on the Family, a […]

US: Civil Rights Organizations Urge Trump Not To Appoint David Clarke DHS

US: Civil Rights Organizations Urge Trump Not To Appoint David Clarke DHS

Yesterday, (28 May) The Human Rights Campaign released a letter from America’s leading civil rights organizations calling on President Donald Trump and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly not to appoint controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as an Assistant Secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the DHS.