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Oklahoma Lawmaker Moves to Ban Gay and Lesbian Service Members from State National Guard PDF Print E-mail
Jan 10, 2012 at 01:12 PM

The Human Rights Campaign is joining The Equality Network in condemning legislation Oklahoma Representative Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) is pushing that would implement a more extreme version of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law, which would be applicable to the state’s National Guard.

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HRC to Weekly Standard: Don’t Fundraise for Bigots PDF Print E-mail
Jan 05, 2012 at 03:37 PM

The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – is condemning the Weekly Standard for sending an email on behalf of one of their sponsors, the anti-gay organization “Public Advocate of the United States,” that called LGBT Americans “sexual deviants” and asked recipients to contribute financially to efforts aimed at defaming the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA).

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Chick-Fil-A Donated Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Nov 02, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A became embroiled in a controversy surrounding its donations to anti-gay groups. Though Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy denied having an “agenda against anyone,” an Equality Matters investigation discovered that Chick-fil-A donated more than $1 million to anti-gay causes between 2003 and 2008. Now, new IRS 990 forms reveal that the company donated nearly two million dollars to anti-gay groups in 2009 alone, the most recent year for which public records are available.

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Kay Bailey Hutchison's Response to my letter to Repeal DOMA PDF Print E-mail
Oct 18, 2011 at 04:53 PM

"In 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defined marriage as being only between a man and a woman, and provided that states are not required to recognize same-sex marriages granted under another state's laws.  I voted for this federal law, and I continue to support it because I believe the traditional family unit should remain the foundation of our society."

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HRC Statement on NJ Teacher’s Anti-LGBT Facebook Rant PDF Print E-mail
Oct 13, 2011 at 03:41 PM

The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – issued the following statement today regarding the alleged anti-LGBT rant of New Jersey high school teacher Viki Knox. Knox, a teacher at Union High School, posted a slew of homophobic and transphobic remarks on her public Facebook wall after she saw a bulletin board celebrating LGBT history month in her school’s hallway.

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Smirnoff and Madonna Team Up for the Ultimate Dance Contest? PDF Print E-mail
Aug 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM

SMIRNOFF, the world’s No. 1 vodka, is teaming up with Madonna to find the best dancer in the world to join her next tour as part of the SMIRNOFF Nightlife Exchange Project – an ambitious attempt from SMIRNOFF to discover the world’s most unique and interesting nightlife, culminating in a one-of-a-kind global celebration.

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Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Promoting Discrimination Into Law PDF Print E-mail
May 23, 2011 at 09:26 PM

In an apparent attempt to score cheap political points, Tenn. Governor Bill Haslam has ignored the business community and signed into law a bill that wipes out county and city anti-discrimination laws, despite the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry reversing their earlier support and now opposing the bill.

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LBGT Groups Urge Orbitz to Pull Ads from Fox News Over Anti-Gay Rhetoric PDF Print E-mail
May 16, 2011 at 08:05 PM

Media Matters kicked off its DropFox campaign today by urging Orbitz (OWW), an online travel site, to pull its ads from the anti-LBGT Fox News network. Three high-profile gay rights organizations—GLAAD, Courage Campaign and Equality Matters—signed the letter to Orbitz CEO Barney Harford asking that the company no longer support Fox News through ad revenue.

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