LGBTQ Rights

75 Groups: Barr’s Nomination is Threat to Civil Rights

Thursday, December 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 74 civil rights, religious, and progressive groups sent a letter to the Senate expressing serious concerns about William Barr’s nomination to be U.S. Attorney General. William Barr’s track record raises serious concerns about his willingness to vigorously enforce our nation’s civil rights laws. As … Read More

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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 … Read More

Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

Civil Rights Leaders and Senators Discuss #WhatsAtStake for LGBTQ Rights in SCOTUS Fight

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosted a telephone press briefing with civil rights leaders and senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today to discuss what’s at stake for LGBTQ rights in the Supreme Court vacancy and nomination process. The speakers emphasized how nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s troubling record on … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

#TodayItsCake: New Video Emphasizes Importance of Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision for All

Monday, July 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Following the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court decision, The Leadership Conference Education Fund launched a video on the decision’s importance in the fight for civil rights protections for all. “With the recent Supreme Court vacancy, now more than ever our civil and human rights are at stake,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

PRESS CALL: Civil Rights Leaders, Senators Outline #WhatsAtStake for LGBTQ Rights in SCOTUS Fight

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, August 1, at 11:00 a.m. ET, civil rights leaders and senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will hold a telephone press briefing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and what’s at stake for the protection of LGBTQ rights. RSVP requested to voorhees@civilrights.org. WHEN: WEDNESDAY, August 1 at 11:00 a.m. … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases