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Human Rights Campaign Responds to Misleading Claims by Organizations Seeking to Discriminate PDF Print E-mail
Nov 20, 2009 at 03:27 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today responded to the “Manhattan Declaration” produced and released by 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders indicating that they will not cooperate with laws that conflict with their beliefs, including those recognizing same-sex couples. The document also references the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a threat to religious liberty.  Yet ENDA – which prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity – broadly exempts religious organizations.  The declaration also argues that religious groups that receive public funds to perform social services are unfairly burdened by state and local laws on marriage equality and non-discrimination.

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Recent Hate Crimes Highlight Need to Teach Respect as Students Commemorate Transgender Day of Rememb PDF Print E-mail
Nov 20, 2009 at 03:02 PM

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is proud to support students and Gay-Straight Alliances across the country participating in the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance today to bring attention to bullying based on gender identity/expression and to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

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Tips for Having a Green, Creative and Cost Effective Event PDF Print E-mail
Nov 16, 2009 at 03:04 PM

As people become increasingly aware of the environment and how the choices they make impact it, there is also a trend toward becoming more “green” or environmentally friendly. This is especially true when holding an event or party, because there are usually so many people involved, and if not done in a green way, an event has the potential to produce a large amount of trash and to use up a lot of resources. Yet one of the challenges that people planning events often face is how to hold a green party that is also creative and cost effective.

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Human Rights Campaign Launches National Action Alert on Workplace Discrimination PDF Print E-mail
Nov 12, 2009 at 01:41 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced today that as Congressional action looms on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), it is extending the grassroots "No Excuses" campaign to increase constituent contact with Congress and awareness of the comprehensive website: www.PassENDANow.org.

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U.S. Senate Holds First Hearing on Fully-Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act PDF Print E-mail
Nov 05, 2009 at 10:37 AM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today for holding the Senate’s first-ever hearing on a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that includes both sexual orientation and gender identity.  The lead sponsors of the measure are Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Susan Collins (R-ME).

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OVER 8,000 SIGN PETITION URGING SENATE HELP COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO SUPPORT FULL GLBT EQUALITY AND ENDA PDF Print E-mail
Nov 05, 2009 at 09:57 AM
On Wednesday November 4th, the Standing on the Side of Love campaign gave the members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee a petition signed by over 8,000 Americans from every corner of the country urging support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of 2009. The petition calls on lawmakers to pursue legal equality for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans, including marriage and adoption rights as wells as protection against discrimination in military and civilian matters.

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National Science Foundation names Texas A&M University as only new member of its elite Top 20 list PDF Print E-mail
Oct 26, 2009 at 11:57 AM

The National Science Foundation has named Texas A&M University as the only new member of the NSF’s annual list of the Top 20 Academic Research Performers in the United States.

Texas A&M joins an elite list including such standouts as the Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State, Penn State, Duke University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – and is the only Texas institution to rank in the NSF’s Top 20 for 2009.

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I’d like to know how to create a rooftop garden PDF Print E-mail
Oct 09, 2009 at 03:19 PM

Indeed there are many good reasons to build a rooftop garden, or a so-called “green roof”—whereby layers of soil and plants on top of homes and buildings provide a host of environmental “services” for the living space below as well as for the surrounding ecosystem. Unlike traditional roofs, green roofs thrive on (and filter) precipitation, decreasing the amount of pollution-laden stormwater run-off draining into our waterways. And thanks to the process of photosynthesis, the plantings create oxygen, cleanse the air and absorb carbon dioxide before it gets into the atmosphere and adds to our global warming woes.

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