- December 18, 2019
HRC SUPPORTS THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: “The United States of America is a nation of laws, built upon the Constitutional promise that no one is beyond accountability -- especially those elected to serve the American public. Donald Trump has proven time and again that he believes he is above the law and not beholden to the United States Constitution,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Trump’s ongoing efforts to undermine the 2020 election by soliciting foreign interference is unacceptable, deeply dangerous and an affront to the fundamental democratic principle of free and fair elections. Because of these troubling facts, the Human Rights Campaign supports the impeachment of Donald Trump. The impeachment process is a constitutionally guaranteed process for preserving accountability and the integrity of our democracy. Now, Congress must ensure a conclusion consistent with law.” More from HRC.
HERE THEY GO AGAIN... ANTI-LGBTQ GROUPS TARGET HALLMARK AFTER -- UNDER PRESSURE FROM HRC & PRO-EQUALITY COMMUNITY -- IT REVERSED DECISION BARRING AD FEATURING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Expect to see more of the same from the Franklin Grahams of the world, who are trying to erase LGBTQ families. More than 70,000 HRC members and supporters signed a petition that led to Hallmark reinstating a lovely ad featuring two brides. More from On Top Magazine.
AZ STATE REP. ANTHONY KERN MAKES ANTI-LGBTQ COMMENTS, COMPARES SEX ED TO PORNOGRAPHY: Said HRC Arizona State Director Bridget Sharpe (@bridgetsharpeAZ): “Here in Arizona, LGBTQ people still face discrimination because of who they are or whom they love. HRC Arizona joins our partners in calling for accountability from Representative Kern. These comments have no place in public office.” More from Phoenix New Times.
1/ �� Rep. Anthony Kern is using his office to demean and belittle the rights of the very people he is supposed to be protecting. This is unconscionable. https://t.co/0NGrnzNHy3— HRC in Arizona (@HRCaz) December 17, 2019
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- REFLECTING ON OUR FAVORITE HRC VIDEOS OF 2019: Meet our new president Alphonso David, see the playlist of powerful videos in support of the Equality Act and watch powerful speeches from Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang), Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) and more here.
IMANI RUPERT-GORDAN NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS:
DULUTH, MINN. APPROVES ORDINANCE TO PROTECT YOUTH FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Minneapolis Star Tribune.
GAY IMMIGRANT ATTACKED IN QUEENS, NY: Ronald Albarracin, 24, describes the attack -- as well as his interactions with police and hospital personnel -- in Gay City News. [Warning, images of Albarracin’s injuries at link]
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