LGBTQ Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Denounces Trump-Sessions Guidance for License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

Friday, October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Sessions’ guidance issued today: “This guidance is totally unnecessary, and is yet another mean-spirited attack against the LGBTQ community, people of color, and other minorities. This guidance is designed to do one thing … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Rebukes Sessions’ Rescission of Title VII Policy Protecting Transgender Workers

Thursday, October 5, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of a Justice Department policy that clarified that transgender workers are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:  “This announcement is the latest example … Read More

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Health, Human and Civil Rights Advocates Warn Trump HHS Will Weaken Health Law’s Nondiscrimination Provision

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Groups Say HHS Decision Will Reverse Course on Combatting Discrimination in the Health Care System Washington – Even as another attempt surfaces in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid funding, the Trump administration is working to revise a provision of the law (Section 1557) that outlaws discrimination against sex and gender … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Mourns Passing of Edith Windsor

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on the passing of Edith Windsor, who was the named plaintiff in a successful legal challenge to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as applying only to heterosexual couples for … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Sessions Justice Department Shamefully Supports LGBTQ Discrimination

Thursday, September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following statement after the Sessions Justice Department filed a brief today with the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  In its brief, the government argues that businesses have a right to discriminate against LGBT … Read More

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