Tag Archive | Human Rights Campaign

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

A US court clerk, who made headlines by refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples, should be made to pay thousands of dollars for the legal furore that followed, officials said on Thursday. Kim Davis needs to take financial responsibility, and pay $225,000 in legal fees, accrued when she was sued by four couples […]

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

US: HRC Urges Senate to Reject Nomination of William Barr as Attorney General

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a letter calling on the Senate to reject the Trump-Pence White House’s nomination of William Barr as Attorney General of the United States. During his nomination hearing this week, Barr failed to alleviate HRC’s concerns and confirmed he will continue the Trump-Pence administration’s biased and negligent approach to enforcing […]

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

US: Survey Reveals California LGBTQ Students Not Receiving Adequate Support

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with nine California civil rights and education organizations, has released the California LGBTQ Youth Report, a groundbreaking resource detailing the experiences of LGBTQ students in California. The report analyzes responses from more than 1,700 young people from California, ranging in age from 13 to 17, who participated in HRC’s online 2017 […]

US: HRC Hail Historic LGBTQ Inclusion in House Rules Package

US: HRC Hail Historic LGBTQ Inclusion in House Rules Package

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have responded to the passage of an historic US House rules package, that bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, for the first time ever. The package also ensures religious headgear can be worn in the House chamber. “This is an historic moment for our country”, […]

US: HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index on LGBTQ Inclusion

US: HRC Releases 2018 Municipal Equality Index on LGBTQ Inclusion

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, announced that a record-setting 78 cities across the nation earned perfect scores in the seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), meeting the most demanding and pioneering criteria since the report’s debut […]

US: HRC Endorses Pro-equality Candidates for Ohio

US: HRC Endorses Pro-equality Candidates for Ohio

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the US announced its endorsement of eight pro-equality candidates in the Ohio State Legislature. “For too long, anti-equality politicians have held our state back, failing the majority of Ohioans who support fairness, equality and protections for the LGBTQ community. It is critical that we invest in fair-minded, pro-equality […]

US: Momentum for Equality Act Continues to Grow 3 Years After Bill First Introduced

US: Momentum for Equality Act Continues to Grow 3 Years After Bill First Introduced

240+ bipartisan members of Congress, and 115 leading businesses, have endorsed legislation to guarantee full federal equality to LGBTQ people In 30 states, LGBTQ Americans remain at risk of being fired, denied housing, or turned away from a business simply because of who they are Yesterday, in the US, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released […]