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  • SameSex Marriage
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    Same-Sex Marriage

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Defense of Marriage Act from activists, state legislators and others. They testified about whether marriage should be defined as the union…

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  • SameSex Marriage Campaign
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    Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

    Participants unveiled an advertising campaign to promote same-sex marriage laws. They talked about perceptions of same-sex marriage, a proposed Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex…

    136 views
  • National Human Rights Campaign Dinner
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    National Human Rights Campaign Dinner

    The Human Rights Campaign celebrated its Seventh Annual National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center. Speakers paid tribute to the leadership of Ms. Birch in campaigning for human rights…

    154 views
  • Presidential Candidates Forum
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    Presidential Candidates Forum

    Mr. Donaldson moderated a forum in which Democratic presidential candidates appeared individually to make a statement and answer questions about policies affecting the lesbian and gay…

    63 views
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues
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    Gay and Lesbian Issues

    Ms. Birch talked about the Bush administration’s policies and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the gay and lesbian community. She also responded to viewer comments and…

    217 views
  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    The speakers talked about the controversy over Senator Lott’s remarks at a recent 100th birthday celebration for Senator Strom Thurmond, civil rights issues, affirmative action, and other…

    49 views
  • 6th Annual Awards Dinner
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    6th Annual Awards Dinner

    Representative Gephardt and others talked about civil rights, anti-discrimination laws, civil unions, and health issues. They also presented awards for efforts on behalf of gay and lesbian…

    217 views
  • Corporate Equality Index
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    Corporate Equality Index

    Participants talked to reporters about the treatment of gay, lesbian, and transgendered persons in the workplace and issued an equality index listing corporations with the best and worst…

    40 views
  • HateCrimes Legislation
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    Hate-Crimes Legislation

    Ms. Birch and Mr. Connor debated hate-crimes legislation being considered in the Senate this week. Telephone lines were opened for audience comment.

    29 views
  • State of the Family Report
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    State of the Family Report

    Participants discussed a recent report released by the Human Rights Campaign regarding state and federal laws protecting gay and lesbian families.

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  • Opposition to Attorney General Nominee
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    Opposition to Attorney General Nominee

    Activists spoke to reporters about their opposition to the nomination of Senator Ashcroft as attorney general. They questioned his ability to enforce the law fairly given his past record on…

    36 views
  • 2000 Democratic Convention Day 2 Evening
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    2000 Democratic Convention Day 2, Evening

    Speakers talked about the Democratic Party’s diverse membership and about their commitment to social justice. They also talked about Vice President Gore’s record and his commitment to civil…

    1,052 views
  • Gay and Lesbian Issues at the Republican Convention
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    Gay and Lesbian Issues at the Republican Convention

    Leaders of the Human Rights Campaign spoke to reporters about Republican attitudes and policies toward gays and lesbians. They said that, while the party’s convention had made gestures…

    62 views
  • Millennium March for Equality
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    Millennium March for Equality

    Participants gathered to promote equality and equal rights for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Among the issues addressed were same sex unions, hate…

    1,169 views
  • AIDS Report Card
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    AIDS Report Card

    Participants talked to reporters about the release of the AIDS Action council’s second annual report card on the federal government’s progress in the areas of research, care and treatment,…

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  • Hate Crime Legislation
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    Hate Crime Legislation

    Participants talked to reporters about the proposed Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Mr. Shepard, the father of a Wyoming gay student who was killed during a hate crime, urged support for this…

    61 views
  • Human Rights Campaign Dinner
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    Human Rights Campaign Dinner

    The Human Rights Campaign presented awards to Mrs. DeGeneres and Ms. Navratilova for their work promoting human rights. They then honored the families of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd who…

    184 views
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
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    Sexual Orientation Issues

    Ms. Birch spoke about several issues facing the homosexual community including the Christian Coalition’s stance on sexual orientation, James Hormel’s nomination as Ambassador to Luxembourg, and…

    75 views
  • Homosexuality and Public Policy
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    Homosexuality and Public Policy

    Human Rights Campaign held a news conference to respond to a Traditional Values Coalition news conference scheduled for later in the day. Participants stressed the need for…

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  • Human Rights Campaign Dinner
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    Human Rights Campaign Dinner

    The Human Rights Campaign held its annual national dinner. President Bill Clinton gave the keynote address and it was the first time a sitting president participated in the gay and lesbian…

    690 views
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