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Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announces Deep South campaign – ‘Project One America’ to work on LGBT equality in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced a new three-year campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Deep South states: Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. ‘This substantial and lasting initiative – with a three-year budget of $8.5 million and a dedicated staff of 20 – is the largest coordinated campaign for LGBT equality in the history of the South,’ the group said in an April 26 announcement. Called ‘Project One America,’ the initiative will be the first campaign to work exclusively on LGBT equality in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, where there are no non-discrimination protections for LGBT people at the state or local level in employment, housing or public accommodations, and where each state’s constitution expressly prohibits marriage equality. ‘Right now, this country is deeply divided into two Americas – one where LGBT equality is n

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