Leon County Democratic Party Collins-Steele Dinner with Special Guest Congressman Patrick Murphy

On April 9th, the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee will hosts its annual Collins-Steele dinner at the University Center Club in Tallahassee. The event includes a pre-event photo line and reception with Congressman Patrick Murphy. Congressman Murphy is a rising young leader in the Democratic Party, and defeated ultra-right-winger Allen West! Tickets for the dinner are $100 and support the efforts of the Leon County Democratic Party. VIP tickets, which include access to a special reception with the Congressman are $150.

The Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus is attempting to reserve a table of 8 or 10 for the event. If you’d like to join our table, contact Andy Janecek at andy@ccglbtdems.org to reserve your spot.

HRC Commends Appointment of Benjamin Mizer as Interim Head of Civil Division at DOJ

Mizer is an incredible public servant whose strong record and experience make him an exceptionally qualified individual to fill this important role within the Department of Justice.

Supreme Court Denies Stale NOM Effort to Hide Prop 8 Donors

The National Organization for Marriage’s multi-year effort to hide donors and evade state campaign finance laws has been a study in failure, as the anti-LGBT organization has routinely made a mockery of both public disclosure and the legal system.

Charlotte City Council to Vote on Expanding Four Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Today, HRC is on the ground in Charlotte, North Carolina as the city council prepares to consider four ordinance changes.

HRC Statement on Senator Barbara Mikulski

Following is a statement from the Human Rights Campaign’s Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof upon news that Senator Mikulski would retire from the U.S. Senate after the completion of her current term.

DOJ to Submit Brief to Supreme Court in Support of Marriage Equality

In an op-ed published in USA Today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the DOJ would submit a brief to the Supreme Court for the upcoming cases on marriage equality.

Nebraska Suspends Discriminatory Policy That Barred Same-Sex Couples from Becoming Foster Parents

Move Came in Advance of Today’s Federal Court Injunction Against State’s Ban on Marriage Equality

Arkansas Former Attorney General: “Conscience Protection Act” Defies State’s Values

In an op-ed for the Democrat-Gazette published today, former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel made the case against the discriminatory HB 1228, referred to as the “Conscience Protection Act.”

Stand with HRC to Support Equality in Ireland

In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, HRC is proud to announce a new t-shirt design supporting equality in Ireland.

Nebraska Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal District Court

Today Federal District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued an injunction against Nebraska’s ban on marriage equality, requiring all state officials to treat same-sex couples equally for the purposes of marriage effective March 9. 
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