A Mississippi city with a long history of racially motivated violence has enacted an  ordinance to improve the collection and reporting of hate crime data in reaction to growing concerns in the wake of the Charleston church massacre.

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi all celebrate holidays named for either Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, or Robert E. Lee, commander of its army.

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.

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.

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.

We hope this ruling will help propel greater acceptance of the LGBT community – because we still have a lot of work to do, particularly in the Deep South, where old attitudes are most slow to change.

U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of Affordable Care Act helps millions

06/25/2015

Even with ruling, more than 6 million people will remain without coverage because states have refused to expand Medicaid coverage under the ACA.

In a landmark victory, a jury has found that a New Jersey provider of conversion therapy violated the state’s consumer fraud law by offering services that purport to turn gay people straight. 

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.

Today, we found out more about how the suspected Charleston church shooter, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, became a violent racist extremist at such a young age.