Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 1, 2021 / 17:34 pm
The Southern Poverty Law Center has again named mainstream organizations to its list of "hate groups" in the 2020 publication of its annual "Year of Hate and Extremism" report.
The report, which was released Feb. 1, purports to create an easy-to-search list of "hate groups" in the United States, broken down by state. While the list includes neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and chapters of the Ku Klux Klan, the 2020 list also includes mainstream organizations such as the Alliance Defending Freedom, C-FAM, Liberty Counsel, and the Ruth Institute.
These groups are listed under the header "Anti-LGBTQ", as they are opposed to same-sex marriage.
The inclusion of the Alliance Defending Freedom as a "hate group" raised eyebrows in 2016, when the law firm was first listed. ADF has won numerous cases at the Supreme Court, including cases related to the HHS contraception mandate.