LGBTQ Rights

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

Supreme Court Affirms Businesses Must Be Open to All

Monday, June 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:  “The Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling today limiting its decision to the specific facts of the case. The Court importantly … Read More

Categories: Discrimination, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

Wisconsin Civil Rights Leaders Speak Against Troubling Vote on Brennan

Monday, May 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Wisconsin civil rights leaders today held a telephone press briefing in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Michael Brennan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Senate is expected to vote this week on Brennan’s nomination to be a lifetime judge. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a cloture petition … Read More