Human Rights Campaign Statement On MN Supreme Court Certifying Al Franken's Senate Victory

"Senator-elect Franken has been a long time supporter and strong advocate for fairness and equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. His leadership in the United States Senate will help to ensure that all people in Minnesota, and throughout the country, are treated equally," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "We

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EEOC Investigation Determines That Mississippi State Highway Patrol Discriminated Against African American Highway Patrolman

On June 11th, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its determination letter on the merits of the discrimination complaint filed by the Mississippi NAACP on behalf of more than 200 African-American Highway Patrolmen. The complaint alleged that African-American Highway Patrolmen are subjected to discriminatory practices and racial slurs with the knowledge and

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Humane Society University To Offer College Degrees In Animal Protection Studies

Further advancing its leadership in human-animal studies, Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, announced today that it has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. The HSUS is the first animal welfare organization to receive such authority

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Human Rights Campaign Applauds D.C. Superior Court Decision Rejecting Marriage Referendum

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded a D.C. Superior Court ruling on June 30th that rejected a proposed referendum on recently passed D.C. legislation recognizing marriages by same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions. The legislation is set to become effective on July 6,

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Sotomayor Is The American Dream

By: Marc H. MorialPresident and CEONational Urban League

The National Urban League commends President Obama for his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to succeed retiring Judge David Souter as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. A current federal Court of Appeals judge in New York, Judge Sotomayor has also served

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Florida Attorney General, The HSUS Ask U.S. Supreme Court To Uphold Federal Law Banning Depictions Of Extreme Animal Cruelty

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and The Humane Society of the United States, joined by half of the country's state Attorneys General, today filed "friend of the court" or amicus briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a crucial federal animal cruelty law struck down by the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals

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HRC Calls For Investigation Following Fort Worth Police Action

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today called for an investigation into alleged police misconduct at a gay bar in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. Local media reported that patrons complained of officers using excessive force in an inspection that coincided with the 40th

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Holocaust Museum Murder A Call To Action

By: Marc H. MorialPresident and CEONational Urban League

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since the election of Barack Obama as the nation's

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Humane Society International Condemns Government-Ordered Dog Killing In China

Chinese animal protection groups and international animal advocacy groups, including Humane Society International, are asking the Chinese government to stop killing dogs and to adopt humane policies for rabies control and urban animal management.

HSI, Animals Asia Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Act Asia for Animals sent letters to Chinese officials

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U.S. Senate Holds Hearing On Hate Crimes Legislation

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today thanked the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing on the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 909). The legislation, which was passed in the U.S. House by a vote of 249-175 in April, would provide

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