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Lesbian Comics to Perform in Support of Hilary Clinton

  LPAC, the national grassroots lesbian political action committee supporting pro-LGBTQ, pro-women’s rights and progressive candidates, announced a first-of-its-kind benefit performance featuring top lesbian and queer comics and women’s rights champions, including Kate Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Billie Jean King, Lea DeLaria, Karen Williams, Cameron Esposito, Judy Gold, Marga Gomez, Jes Tom, Marsha Warfield, Rhea Butcher,(…)

Marco Rubio Continues to Campaign for President on his Opposition to Nationwide Marriage Equality

  Three times in the last two days, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio campaigned for president on his opposition to nationwide marriage equality and overturning the Supreme Court’s historic decision last June, reports the HRC. During the Republican debate in Greenville, South Carolina  on Saturday, Rubio twice invoked his opposition to marriage equality. Near the beginning(…)

HRC Highlights California’s LGBT Protections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in National Report

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its second annual national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBT equality across America, including in California. The State Equality Index (SEI) reveals that, even with historic progress on marriage equality, there are extraordinary state-to-state disparities in LGBT non-discrimination protections,(…)

New Report Connects Religious Exemptions from LGBT Equality to Historic Efforts to Deny Civil Rights

The Leadership Conference Education Fund will release its report, Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty, documenting how the religious arguments commonly used today against LGBT equality have been used to oppose the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and equality, racial integration, inter-racial marriage, immigration, the Americans with Disabilities Act,(…)

Women Allege Illegal Strip Searches While Held In Immigration Detention

Thirty-one women currently held in an immigration detention facility in California — 14 of them transgender — filed a complaint with federal and local authorities on Monday alleging they were subjected to humiliating, invasive strip searches in violation of state law and federal policy. The women are detained at the Santa Ana City Jail, where(…)