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NCLR and EQCA Say Anti-LGBT Groups Are “Grasping at Straws” with Lawsuits Challenging Law Protecting LGBT Youth From Psychological Abuse PDF Print E-mail
Oct 04, 2012 at 07:33 PM

Two anti-LGBT groups, the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality and Liberty Counsel, filed a second federal challenge to the new law signed Saturday by California Governor Jerry Brown that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people in the state from dangerous and potentially deadly psychological abuse.

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Violent Rhetoric from Family Research Council Sets Stage for Violent Treatment of LGBT Activists PDF Print E-mail
Sep 18, 2012 at 08:07 PM

Last weekend at the "Values Voter Summit," sponsored and organized by the Family Research Council, GetEQUAL -- a national civil rights organization fighting for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans -- encountered a violent and extreme reaction from what appeared to be a hired security firm and from conference-goers when activists entered the conference announcing, "Your values are killing us!"

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Romney-Ryan Ticket Out of Touch with Americans on LGBT Equality PDF Print E-mail
Aug 12, 2012 at 03:54 PM

The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization – is responding to Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate. Ryan’s voting record in Congress – and his public remarks – make it clear that he does not support the dignity of LGBT Americans; a matter on which he is out-of-touch with the majority of Americans – even those within the Republican Party.

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Calls Republican Refusal on VAWA “Vexing and Horribly Misguided” PDF Print E-mail
Aug 01, 2012 at 07:06 PM

Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after Republicans refused to allow the House to take up a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that includes provisions to protect especially vulnerable communities, including college students, American Indians, immigrants, and LGBT individuals:

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Marriage Equality to Be Included in Democratic Party Platform PDF Print E-mail
Jul 30, 2012 at 09:10 PM

Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded the Democratic Party platform drafting committee for approving language that adds support for marriage equality to the Party’s platform.  The language must now be ratified by the full platform committee and then by the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this September.

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Texas Conservative Senators Set An Obstruction Record Today PDF Print E-mail
Jul 30, 2012 at 08:22 PM

In a 56 - 34 vote, Republican leadership filibustered the nomination of Judge Robert Bacharach to a federal appellate court with jurisdiction over six states -- despite strong bipartisan support, including from his two conservative Republican home state Senators.

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50 Years Later, It’s Time to Accept School Prayer Ruling, Bible Scholar Says PDF Print E-mail
Jul 25, 2012 at 07:25 PM

This summer marks 50 years since the Supreme Court ruling that effectively banned official prayers in public schools. Ever since, wave after wave of proposed bills and amendments have sought to undo that ruling – or at least circumvent it. And now, a former minister says prayer as government-sanctioned religious training never had a place in public school classrooms anyway.

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Gay Rights Go Global - Social Media Takes International Organizizing For LGBT Rights to New Level? PDF Print E-mail
Jul 08, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Gay rights have never been more in the international spotlight, and as Global Pride kicks off in London this weekend, it is an opportunity to celebrate the unprecedented numbers of people who are connecting online to make real progress on rights for LGBT people.

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