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Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

By Christiana Lilly | Dec 16
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., would allow agencies, such as adoption and foster childcare charities, to turn away people because they don't meet their religious standards.

HRC Partners with 'Will & Grace' for Premiere Sweepstakes Fundraiser

Jul 17
The Human Rights Campaign is looking for donors interested in witnessing a part of TV history.

California Travel Bans to Anti-LGBT States Take Shape

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 1
With bills allowing religious-based discrimination against LGBT people pending in state legislatures across the U.S., state employees in California could find themselves barred from traveling on the public's dime to a large swath of the country next year.

As Economic Harm of HB2 Grows, NC GOP Politicians Backpedal

By Maria Dominguez | Sep 26
As unfortunate economic consequences continue to climb, with the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) both canceling events in the state, former supporters of the bill seem to be shifting position.

Federal Judge Allows North Carolina Officials to Keep Refusing Same-Sex Marriages

By John Riley | Sep 24
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows magistrates and registers of deeds to refuse to marry same-sex couples by citing religious objections.

Federal Judge Hears Arguments in Lawsuit Challenging HB 2

By John Riley | Aug 7
On Monday, a federal judge heard oral arguments on a motion seeking to stop North Carolina from enforcing its controversial HB 2 law.

Federal Judge Refuses to Stay His Ruling Against Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Law

By John Riley | Aug 6
The federal judge who previously stopped the state of Mississippi from enforcing a "religious freedom" law that critics say condones anti-LGBT discrimination has refused to stay his previous order.

McCrory Lets HB 2 Funding Bill Become Law Without His Signature

By John Riley | Aug 6
Under a bill approved last month by the Republican-run legislature, $500,000 that was previously earmarked for disaster relief will now go towards legal costs.

Donald Trump Flip-Flops on North Carolina Anti-Transgender Law

By John Riley | Jul 16
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has flip-flopped on North Carolina's anti-LGBT HB 2 law.

NC Boycotts Also Pinching LGBT Youth Group

By Jeff Taylor | Jun 21
While well intentioned, the boycott triggered by NC's anti-LGBT Hosue Bill 2 looks to be doing some harm along with the good.

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