Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Campaign’

Bomb Scare At Downtown LGBT Advocacy Offices

MetroWeekly is reporting that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other LGBT groups were evacuated from their downtown offices today, after the Los Angeles Police Department got a bomb threat call regarding a "national gay rights organization" and passed it along to MPD.
HRC President Joe Solmonese, returning to the building, said this was the [...]

To Those Interested in Same-Sex Marriage: Carry On!

Bishop Harry Jackson, a Maryland pastor, petitioned the Supreme Court with a request that gay marriage rights in the District be suspended until a citywide referendum on the issue could be completed. The referendum would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman. To that, the Supreme Court said no with a denial [...]

Photos: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

D.C. Gay Marriage Polling: Some Thoughts

In his column this week, LL makes a case for why supporters of gay marriage in the District should embrace the idea of a ballot initiative. Right now, the orthodoxy among marriage equality advocates is that such matters of civil rights should never be put up for a vote. That's a principle that's hard to [...]

Justice Department Passes on Appealing Transgender Discrimination Case, Activists Rejoice

Gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender activists and civil liberties groups are rejoicing over the Department of Justice’s decision not to appeal a nearly $500,000 award to an ex-Special Forces colonel from Alexandria who lost a job at the Library of Congress a few years ago after reveling that he was undergoing a sex change.
David Schroer had [...]