LGBTQ Rights

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

Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Implications of Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

Thursday, June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund and ACLU co-hosted a telephone press briefing today to outline the broad implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. A recording of the press briefing can be found here. On June 4, the Court ruled narrowly in favor of the … Read More

PRESS CALL THURSDAY: Civil Rights Leaders Outline Implications Following Masterpiece Ruling

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m. ET, civil rights leaders will hold a telephone press briefing on the broad implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Court ruled narrowly in favor of the Cakeshop owner but maintained the longstanding principle that business owners … Read More

Categories: Discrimination, Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

In CNN Opinion Piece, The Leadership Conference Says Fight for Equality Must Continue Following Masterpiece Ruling

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – In a CNN opinion piece, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, discussed the broader civil rights implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This reflection follows the Court’s narrow ruling in favor of a Colorado cakeshop owner who … Read More