Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump Administration Attack on Transgender Rights

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on reports the Trump administration plans to remove federal protections for transgender people:

“This proposal is a cruel attempt to rob transgender people of their humanity. It defies the medical community, science, civil rights laws, the courts, and the dictates of human decency. The civil and human rights community is united and joins with all people of conscience to use every tool at our disposal to stop these proposals. Transgender rights are civil and human rights.”

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit