The Southern Poverty Law Center urged Illinois’ East Aurora School Board today not to bow to pressure from an anti-gay hate group by rescinding a policy protecting transgender and gender nonconforming students and employees from harassment and discrimination.
Hannah Bradley and her classmates simply wanted to raise awareness about anti-gay bullying at their high school. So on Oct. 11 – National Coming Out Day – the students wore name tags stating their orientation.
The Southern Poverty Law Center marked National Coming Out Day by filing a complaint today against a Chicago-area social worker who offers conversion therapy services – a dangerous and unethical practice that proponents claim can change a person’s sexual orientation.
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have responded to a civil rights complaint by the Southern Poverty Law Center by announcing they will investigate Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public School System for discriminating against Latino students.
El Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) demandó al Departamento de Educación del Estado de Alabama el día de hoy después de que el Departamento rehusó el proporcionar registros escolares mostrando el impacto que la ley anti inmigrante ha tenido en cuanto al acceso de educación pública entre los estudiantes latinos.
It lasted for only a few days last fall, but school officials in Alabama were required by the state’s anti-immigrant law to ask families about their immigration status when they enrolled their children in school.
A federal judge has denied a request by the Birmingham Police Department in Alabama to dismiss a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center filed against the department for its brutal use of pepper spray against the city’s public school students.
A new California law that prohibits mental health providers from subjecting LGBT children and teens to therapy intended to change their sexual orientation is an important step toward stopping a dangerous and discredited practice, the Southern Poverty Law Center said today.