The Human Rights Campaign works with every branch of the federal government and in all 50 states to ensure that LGBTQ issues receive the attention and respect they deserve. Whether it’s lobbying for the passage of pro-equality legislation, monitoring the records of judicial nominees on LGBTQ equality, or advocating for fair-minded regulatory changes, HRC works every day to secure full rights, protections and benefits for LGBTQ people.

Featured Resource

The Equality Act

The Equality Act would would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded…

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State Equality Index 2019

The SEI rates all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in six areas of law and assigns the states to one of four distinct categories.
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Municipal Equality Index 2019

The 2019 MEI is the eighth annual edition and rates a total of 506 cities on 49 different criteria from every state in the nation.
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Federal Policy, Laws & Legislation

Congressional Scorecard

LGBTQ Americans and allies have the power to decide whether to move equality forward or lose ground. Find information on how your elected officials have voted on issues of equality.

International, Laws & Legislation

Global Respect Act

The Global Respect Act would provide a means to prevent individuals who violate the human rights of LGBTQ people from entry into the United States.

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Some states bar lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals or same-sex couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents, and many public child welfare agencies still discriminate against…

Laws & Legislation

Safe Schools Improvement Act

The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to require school districts in states that receive ESEA funds to adopt codes of conduct…

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

Jury Non-Discrimination Act/Jury ACCESS Act

The Jury Non-Discrimination Act and Jury Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection (ACCESS) Act prohibits attorneys from seeking to strike potential federal jurors based on their sexual…

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

Real Education for Healthy Youth Act

The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act would provide grants for comprehensive sex education to public or private entities that focus on adolescent health and education or have experience with…

International, Laws & Legislation

International Human Rights Defense Act

The International Human Rights Defense Act of 2015 would build an unprecedented framework into U.S. diplomacy to protect LGBTQ rights worldwide.