NAACP backs same-sex marriage

BALTIMORE, May 19 (UPI) -- The NAACP Saturday endorsed same-sex marriage in the United States as a "civil right" but also said it affirmed "religious freedoms of all people."
Bryant apologizes for anti-gay outburst

Bryant apologizes for anti-gay outburst

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has apologized for using an anti-homosexual slur during a game this week, a gay rights group said Friday.
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Human Rights Campaign gets show on XM

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The Human Rights Campaign and XM Satellite Radio announced the launch of a new, live talk show hosted by HRC President Joe Solmonese.

U.S. companies broaden gay workers' rights

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Gay and transgender workers are finding workplaces becoming increasing friendlier, the Human Rights Campaign, a national advocacy group, reported Monday.
Joe Solmonese
Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, speaks at a news conference in opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 18, 2006. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment on July 18, 2006. The proposed amendment to the Constitution would deny marriage to same-sex couples. (UPI Photo/Shauneil Scott)

Joe Solmonese was appointed President of the Human Rights Campaign of the United States and its affiliate, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, on March 9, 2005. A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Solmonese, aged 40 at the time of his appointment, lives in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Boston University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications.

Solmonese is the former Chief Executive Officer of EMILY's List, where he oversaw one of the nation's prominent pro-choice Democratic political action committees.

Solmonese developed the Political Opportunity Program (POP) for state and local candidates to ensure a stream of viable, electable women candidates. In 2004, the second cycle of the program's operation, EMILY's List helped elect 141 women, changing the legislative makeup in Colorado, Vermont, North Carolina, Washington and Oregon.

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