The SPLC and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a formal petition today urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to better protect workers in poultry and meatpacking plants, where federal policies allow workers to operate in hazardous conditions that often leave them with disabling injuries, illnesses and pain.
An SPLC lawsuit has resulted in a historic ruling that has declared unconstitutional sections of a statute that prevented the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from granting benefits to a disabled veteran and her same-sex spouse.
Our country has changed dramatically since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, but few would argue that we have lived up to King’s dream. In fact, it seems the clock is winding backward.
Eighteen days after Martin Luther King Jr. gave his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech at the conclusion of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, stark, unadulterated evil came to Birmingham, Ala.
SPLC client Chelsea Hughes, a lesbian mother, tells her story of fighting for visitation rights in Alabama, a state that refuses to recognize same-sex marriages and where LGBT parental rights are far from assured.
For the first time, a federal court has concluded that a medically unnecessary sex-assignment surgery on a child with an intersex condition could be a violation of the Constitution. This marks an important step forward in seeking justice for “M.C.,” a young man who was needlessly subjected to the procedure as an infant in the care of the South Carolina Department of Social Services.
Three radical-right propagandists who spread extremist messages through racist cartoons, Internet videos and even tours glorifying Nazi landmarks are exposed in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today.
An Alabama law that gives tax breaks to families transferring their children to successful schools discriminates against impoverished students in the state’s Black Belt region who are trapped in failing schools, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the SPLC.
“For many students in the Black Belt, the promise of the Alabama Accountability Act is an empty one,” said SPLC President Richard Cohen.
Alabama’s Tallapoosa County Probate Office has ended its illegal practice of denying marriage licenses to people unable to provide proof of immigration status – a decision that closes a case the Southern Poverty Law Center brought against the office in 2012.