February 14, 2014
by Michael Finley
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Thursday announced a lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on behalf of widower Paul Hard challenging Alabama's Marriage Protection Act and Sanctity Marriage Amendment (Sanctity Laws) which refuse to recognize same sex ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sued the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), social workers and doctors on Tuesday on behalf of a couple whose adopted child underwent sex assignment surgery while in the state's custody. The child, M.C., was born with "ambiguous genitals," ...[read more]
February 24, 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth
The number of hate groups in the US rose to more than 1,000 during 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC reports this is the first time that these types of groups have exceeded 1,000 since the it started its monitoring in the 1980s. ...[read more]
August 13, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Right-wing nativist and so-called patriot anti-government militias are again on the rise in the US, according to a Wednesday report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC said that such groups, which had declined severely since the 1990s, are generally anti-tax, anti-immigr... ...[read more]
November 15, 2008
by Michael Sung
A Kentucky jury Friday ordered three members of the Imperial Klans of America (IKA), including Imperial Wizard Ron Edwards, to pay $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages for a racially motivated attack against Jordan Gruver, a 16-year-old boy of Panamania... ...[read more]
November 13, 2008
by Kayleigh Shebs
A court in Brandenburg, Kentucky began civil trial proceedings Wednesday against the Kentucky-based Imperial Klans of America over injuries sustained to then-16-year old Jordan Gruver, a US citizen of Panamanian descent, during a racially motivated beating allegedly perpetrated by members of the ...[read more]

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