Last updated on: 2/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Human Rights Campaign Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Did you choose your sex when you were born? Sexuality and gender identity are not choices any more than being left-handed or having brown eyes or being heterosexual are choices. They are a part of who you are. The choice is in deciding how to live your life.”

Statement, Nov. 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
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,” www.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,” www.hrc.org (accessed Feb. 13, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(4), plus a 501(c)(3) Foundation and a Political Action Committee (PAC)
Quoted in:
  1. Can Sexual Orientation Be Successfully Changed?
  2. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?