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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.

Ferguson events have made vivid how wide the gulf is between the police and those who are policed in our nation’s communities.

The SPLC’s president recalls the organization’s court battle against Frazier Glenn Miller and the white supremacist’s plot to assassinate founder Morris Dees.

With the support of thousands of people committed to equality, we’ve made great progress fighting hate and seeking justice in 2013, despite facing a historic backlash against the gains of the last 50 years – a radical attack on our country’s most fundamental ideals.

SPLC President Richard Cohen

This afternoon, I had the privilege of attending the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley (Cynthia Diane Morris) — the four little girls who were killed in the Birmingham church bombing by Klansmen 50 years ago this month.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we should remember those who died for equality and recommit ourselves to the challenges ahead.

Forty-eight years ago, SPLC founder Morris Dees stood at the Alabama Capitol at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march and heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak on the importance of the vote in democracy. In his view, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — the section that contains extra voting rights protections that apply mainly to the South — is still necessary.