LGBTQ Rights

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

In Pride Month Advocate Commentary, The Leadership Conference Highlights Threat to LGBTQ Rights by Extreme Judicial Nominees

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – In a commentary in The Advocate, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, reflects on the dangers that Trump’s judicial nominees pose to the LGBTQ community. “By the end of 2017, the civil rights group Lambda Legal found that one in three of the president’s judicial nominees … Read More

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

Senate Committee Advances Two Additional Judicial Extremists, Furthers Trump’s Court Packing

Thursday, June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to bring to the Senate floor nominees Allen Winsor for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida and Patrick R. Wyrick for the U.S. … Read More