The HRC is visiting 11 states in total, none of which have statewide laws covering non-discrimination for LGBT persons. Also, none of the states on the tour have any form of legal recognition for same-sex couples and all have constitution amendments banning same-sex marriage.
The tour bus will carry with it an exhibit featuring information on issues like family, health, religion and spirituality, and coming out. The HRC will also host seminars and community forums during the tour. No specific events have been announced for Atlanta.
Here’s the tour schedule:
Aug 12-14 Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19-21 Omaha & Lincoln, NE
Aug 26-28 Lawrence, KS & Kansas City, MO
Sept 1-5 New Orleans, LA
Sept 9-11 Austin & College Station, TX
Sept 16-18 Little Rock, AR
Sept 23-25 Louisville & Lexington, KY
Sept 30-Oct 3 Washington, DC
Oct 7-9 Atlanta, GA
Oct 14-16 Birmingham & Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct 21-23 Jacksonville, FL
Oct 28-30 Orlando, FL
For more information, please visit www.hrc.org.
Top photo: The Human Rights Campaign plans a cross-country bus tour to raise visibility of LGBT issues (via hrc.org)