LGBTQ Rights

Agents of Change: Cecile Richards, Tarana Burke, and Dreamers to Receive Civil and Human Rights Community’s Highest Honor

Monday, March 19, 2018

42nd Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner to Honor Women Warriors and Brave Immigrant Youth WASHINGTON – The past year has marked a pivotal point in America’s civil rights history, with women’s rights, racial justice and immigration occupying the center of pitched battles to protect the victories of the past and … Read More

Federal Appeals Court Finds LGBT Workers Are Protected Under Civil Rights Act

Monday, February 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: “We applaud this ruling by the Second Circuit, … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition: Sessions Not Attorney General ‘For All People’

Friday, February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ time in office: “Jeff Sessions is not an Attorney General for all people. His first year in office has ushered in unprecedented rollbacks of civil and … Read More

In The Advocate Op-ed, Civil Rights Leaders Highlight Trump Judicial Nominees’ Attack on LGBT Rights

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Kristine Lucius, executive vice president for policy at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Harper Jean Tobin, director of policy at the National Center for Transgender Equality, penned an op-ed in The Advocate highlighting how Trump’s judicial nominees present a dangerous assault on the rights of LGBT people. “Perhaps the … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Labor Department to Allow Workers to Keep their Tips

Monday, February 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights submitted comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind portions of tip regulations DOL issued in 2011 pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Leadership Conference noted the proposed rule deviates from DOL’s … Read More