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LGBT Rights
June 09, 2016

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.

Children's Rights
June 08, 2016

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.

Economic Justice
June 02, 2016

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.

Immigrant Justice
June 01, 2016

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.

Immigrant Justice
May 18, 2016

Officials with Collier County Public Schools in Florida have effectively barred immigrant children with limited English skills from enrolling in high school and pushed them into an adult English program that offers no opportunity to earn credit toward a high school diploma – a violation of state and federal laws, according to a lawsuit filed by the SPLC today.

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