Laws & Legislation

Gun Violence Prevention

The volatile combination of a lack of strong laws to prevent gun violence and animosity towards the LGBTQ+ community increases the dangers faced by LGBTQ+ people. The Human Rights Campaign…

State & Local Policy, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2017: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

Federal Policy, Laws & Legislation

The Lawsuit Against Trump's Trans Military Ban

HRC will be represented by Lambda Legal and Modern Military Association of America (formerly known as OutServe-SLDN) in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration's ban on military…

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

Do No Harm Act

The Do No Harm Act clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is intended to protect religious freedom without allowing the infliction of harm on other people. It would amend…

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

Fair and Equal Housing Act

The Fair and Equal Housing Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people in housing by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected characteristics under the…

State & Local Policy, Workplace, Laws & Legislation

MEI 2016: See Your City's Score

HRC's Municipal Equality Index (MEI) demonstrates the ways that many cities can—and do—support the LGBTQ people who live and work there, even where states and the federal government have failed…

Laws & Legislation, Federal Policy

Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act

The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act would undermine the government’s ability to ensure child welfare organizations make decisions based on the best interest of children.

Communities of Color, Laws & Legislation, Religion & Faith, Federal Policy

End Racial and Religious Profiling Act

The End Racial and Religious Profiling Act would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from targeting a person based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender,…