The SPLC has filed a federal safety complaint on behalf of a former worker at an Alabama poultry plant owned by Wayne Farms – the same company fined more than $100,000 by the federal government after an SPLC complaint uncovered safety violations at a different Alabama plant.
A federal judge ruled this week that Alabama officials must abide by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage despite contrary statements by the Alabama Supreme Court– a victory for the SPLC and other civil rights groups that fought to secure marriage equality in the state.
The Southern Poverty Law Center urged school officials in Dothan, Alabama, this week to change its discipline policies after an SPLC investigation revealed that African-American students overwhelmingly receive harsh discipline that needlessly pushes them out of school for minor misconduct.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed important new standards to help rein in payday and auto title lenders who intentionally trap low-income and impoverished people in a cycle of high-interest, unaffordable debt.
Less than a month after the SPLC and the Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) filed suit over a state law that discriminated against naturalized citizens registering to vote, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation repealing the law – effectively resolving the lawsuit.
This new Southern Poverty Law Center report exposes the bizarre world of gay-to-straight conversion therapy and the practitioners who promote widely discredited notions that endanger and stigmatize the LGBT community.