"Nearly 60 years after the murder of Emmett Till, the uncomfortable truth is that for some in this country, young men and boys of color are still considered disposable. 

An agreement with Mobile County Public Schools in Alabama will reduce out-of-school suspensions for minor misbehavior and provide alternative forms of discipline – steps that will resolve a 2011 federal lawsuit filed by the SPLC on behalf of seven students.

City aldermen in a small Mississippi town have denied a business license to a lesbian who wants to reopen a bar catering to the LGBT community. The SPLC is demanding that the board reverse its discriminatory decision or face a lawsuit.
The immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate contains important and long-sought reforms but fails to protect guest workers from abuse and exploitation.
This is a day that will long be remembered as a milestone in our nation’s march toward equality for all people. By striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court has said definitively that our government can no longer deny federal benefits to same-sex couples.

In its decision to gut key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Supreme Court brushed aside the considered judgment of a nearly unanimous Congress and opened the door to new forms of discrimination against minority voters.

The SPLC urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights today to address human rights violations in U.S. poultry and meatpacking plants.

As the U.S. Senate considers immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants, there is still a critical need for the legislation to reform the nation’s flawed guest worker program and protect these workers from exploitation. 

Exodus International, one of the leading conversion therapy networks in the world, announced that it is shutting down after years of promoting a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight. The SPLC today hailed the decision.

The SPLC has endorsed proposed rules that the U.S. Department of Labor will use to establish wages for low-skill, nonagricultural guest workers, noting that the regulations will help protect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.