Last updated on: 9/9/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Human Rights Campaign Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Love. Honor. Commitment. Three simple words. They are the words that gay and lesbian couples feel in their hearts when they make a commitment to each other. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign believes that same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

“Americans for Marriage Equality,” hrc.org (accessed Sep. 9, 2013)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPS/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.”

“About HRC,” hrc.org (accessed Feb. 13, 2008)

Mission:

“HRC seeks to improve the lives of GLBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs. HRC works to secure equal rights for GLBT individuals and families at the federal and state levels by lobbying elected officials, mobilizing grassroots supporters, educating Americans, investing strategically to elect fair-minded officials and partnering with other GLBT organizations.”

“About HRC,” hrc.org (accessed Feb. 13, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(4), plus a 501(c)(3) Foundation and a Political Action Committee (PAC)