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SPLC President Spars With AFA Over the Hate Group's Non-Apology

By Bobby McGuire | Jan 30
In the wake of the recent dismissal of Bryan Fischer as their official mouthpiece, the AFA wrote to the SPLC to renounce a series of outrageous anti-gay, racist and Islamaphobic statements made by Fischer. But the SPLC is not buying it.

Bye Bye Bryan Fischer: Hate Group Fires Chief Mouthpiece

By Bobby McGuire | Jan 29
Is the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-gay hate group American Family Association getting soft on hate?

Southern Group to Protest SPLC Over Marriage

May 9
A Southern heritage group is defending Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Alabama-based League of the South is planning a protest for this morning in Montgomery outside the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to overturn the ban.

Anti-Gay Pastor Announces Plans to Run for Governor of Mass.

By EDGE | Oct 1
Controversial anti-gay pastor Scott Lively, who is set to stand trial for crimes against humanity, announced on Monday his intentions to run for Governor of Massachusetts.

SPLC Files Lawsuit Against Miss. Town for Denying Gay Bar License

By Bobby McGuire | Oct 1
A federal lawsuit was filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center against the town of Shannon, Miss. and its officials for denying Pat Newton, a lesbian, a business license to reopen her gay bar.

Christian Group: School Lunch With a Stranger Promotes ’Gay Agenda’

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 18
A conservative Christian group is attacking a national program that aims to prevent bullying by getting students to sit with different classmates at lunch. The group claims that a cheerleader meeting a special-needs student promotes the ’gay agenda.’

Southern Poverty Law Center: ’Ex-Gay’ Therapy Group Source for ’Junk Science’

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 14
Southern Poverty Law Center recently reported that the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality is the main source of "junk science" as it reports that controversial "ex-gay" therapy works.

Lesbian Veteran Sues Over Denial of Benefits

By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 1
Tracey Cooper-Harris, who served in the Army for 12 years, announced on Wednesday that she will file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs after her application for benefits for her spouse was denied.

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