The Southern Poverty Law Center marked National Coming Out Day by filing a complaint today against a Chicago-area social worker who offers conversion therapy services – a dangerous and unethical practice that proponents claim can change a person’s sexual orientation.
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have responded to a civil rights complaint by the Southern Poverty Law Center by announcing they will investigate Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public School System for discriminating against Latino students.
El Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) demandó al Departamento de Educación del Estado de Alabama el día de hoy después de que el Departamento rehusó el proporcionar registros escolares mostrando el impacto que la ley anti inmigrante ha tenido en cuanto al acceso de educación pública entre los estudiantes latinos.
It lasted for only a few days last fall, but school officials in Alabama were required by the state’s anti-immigrant law to ask families about their immigration status when they enrolled their children in school.
A federal judge has denied a request by the Birmingham Police Department in Alabama to dismiss a lawsuit the Southern Poverty Law Center filed against the department for its brutal use of pepper spray against the city’s public school students.
A new California law that prohibits mental health providers from subjecting LGBT children and teens to therapy intended to change their sexual orientation is an important step toward stopping a dangerous and discredited practice, the Southern Poverty Law Center said today.
It’s a thought that pains Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere. The married couple can’t stand the thought of LGBT youth seeing a mailer that uses their cherished engagement photo to attack a politician for supporting same-sex civil unions.
The SPLC today welcomed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to intervene in an SPLC civil rights lawsuit challenging the brutality and inhumane conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans.
The SPLC today criticized Congress for blocking a new regulation that would protect U.S. workers by allowing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to regulate the wages paid to foreign laborers recruited into the U.S. through the federal H-2B guestworker program.
A juvenile detention center in Hattiesburg, Miss., has made “little or no headway” in addressing the dangerous conditions that led to an SPLC lawsuit – even though nearly a year has passed since officials settled the suit with promises to stop the abuse and neglect of children, a court-appointed monitor has found.