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Religious beliefs do not give Alabama probate judges license to pick and choose among the various functions their office is authorized to perform, including same-sex marriages. If they feel that there is a conflict between their responsibilities and their conscience, the solution is simple –they should resign. It's the only honorable thing to do.

Congress has held recent hearings on how overseas terrorists spread propaganda to radicalize and recruit but has not examined how domestic extremists are using the same tactics.

The justice, already facing an SPLC ethics complaint, claims in an unrelated opinion issued today that he is not bound by decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group cited by the accused Charleston killer, has a long history of associations with mainstream politicians who’ve given the group legitimacy.

In McKinney, Texas, and across the country, the lines between actual crime and typical adolescent behavior have been blurred to the point where police in many areas seem to recognize no difference whatsoever.

Absent jobs in minority communities, law enforcement reform is unlikely to break the cycle of hopelessness, despair and anger that lead to social disorder and, in turn, more racial polarization and repression. 

In a court ruling obtained by the SPLC – and cited by the White House – a New Jersey judge ruled it was consumer fraud to misrepresent homosexuality as a disorder while marketing conversion therapy.

Florida prosecutes more children in the adult criminal justice system than any other state – 10,000 over the last five years. The head of the SPLC’s Florida office explains why reform is needed.

Here’s why we urged U.S. senators to reject legislation that would restrict the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship.

MLK’s words just as relevant today

01/19/2015

Dr. King's deep political analysis may have the most relevance for us today.