SPLC News

News and commentary about SPLC litigation, initiatives and issues.

Teaching Tolerance
May 28, 2015

The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project announced today the educators it has selected to serve on an advisory board that will help the award-winning program develop anti-bias materials for use in classrooms across the country.

LGBT Rights
May 19, 2015

The SPLC urged Capitol Hill lawmakers to pass legislation that would create a nationwide ban on conversion therapy – a dangerous and discredited practice based on the false premise that homosexuality is a disorder that should be cured. The legislation was inspired by an SPLC lawsuit against a conversion therapy provider set for trial next month.

LGBT Rights
May 12, 2015

A transgender woman repeatedly sexually assaulted as she was held in prisons housing Georgia’s most dangerous male felons has been transferred to a medium-security prison – potentially placing her in a safer environment. The move comes after the SPLC sued state officials earlier this year over her treatment.

Children's Rights
May 08, 2015

Three years after an SPLC complaint sparked a federal investigation into the disproportionate number of African-American students arrested for minor rule violations in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish schools, the problem has worsened, the SPLC told federal authorities this week.

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