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Chad Griffin Announces Departure from Human Rights Campaign

Photo by Steve Dipaola/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9954466c) HRC president Chad Griffin speaks on behalf of HRC-endorsed candidate Carolyn Long, in Vancouver, Washington
Politics National
Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. ...
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Bermuda Court of Appeal Will Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Bermuda
International
This week, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal has scheduled three days for oral arguments in the appeal of the nation’s celebrated marriage equality suit. ...
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President Barack Endorses An Additional 81 Democrats for 2018 Midterms

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Politics National
President Barack Obama issued a second round of midterm endorsements, lending his name in support of 260 Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and state legislature. ...
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Alyssa Milano to Receive GLAAD’s Inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award

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Entertainment
Milano has raised awareness around ending HIV and AIDS, was a vocal supporter of marriage equality and regularly uses social media to amplify the voices of LGBTQ people. ...
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Lambda Legal is Taking Trump to Court for Kavanaugh Documents

Politics
Lambda Legal and American Oversight filed a lawsuit to compel the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to immediately produce records related to Kavanaugh’s work in the George W. Bush White House. ...
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National Call to Action on SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Call Yields 10,000 Activists

Politics
Donald Trump has said he will appoint Supreme Court Justices who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade, and he has said that women who access abortion care should be punished. ...
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Supreme Court Fails to Affirm LGBT Equality Rights in Bakery Case

National
Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the religious right a limited, fact-specific victory, ruling that the Colorado civil rights agency violated the religious rights of a Denver baker who refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. ...
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New Report: Continued Attacks Against LGBT Families Harm Children

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Health National
A new report shows how stigma, discrimination, and systematic attempts to undermine marriage equality harm the estimated 300,000 children raised by same-sex couples and LGBT parents. ...
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Nationwide Campaign Marks 50th Anniversary of Decision in ‘Piggie Park’ Racial Discrimination Case

National
“Piggie Park wasn’t just about barbeque. And Masterpiece isn’t just about cake,” said Ineke Mushovic, executive director of the Movement Advancement Project. “Businesses and their owners have a right to their religious beliefs—but that freedom shouldn’t give businesses a license to discriminate.” ...
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The Circus Didn’t Close in May 2017 – It Just Moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Politics
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are moving toward the Oval Office like a speeding freight train. Almost every day brings new revelations of financial misdoings and secret meetings with Russians by people within the Trump circle, now pushing into the inner circle. ...
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