LGBTQ Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump’s Barring of Transgender Military Service

Friday, August 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to effectively ban transgender people from serving in the United States Armed Forces: “Just days after President Trump addressed our troops at Fort Myer about the strength of … Read More

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Criticizes Sessions’ Justice Department Brief Undermining LGBT Rights

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON— Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement following the filing of an amicus brief today by the Sessions Justice Department arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: “In the second Trump … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Trump’s Decision to Bar Transgender Americans from Military Service

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity.” “President Trump stated on the campaign trail that he would be an ally to LGBTQ people, … Read More

Categories: Discrimination, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Condemns Administration’s New Instructions on Transgender Student Discrimination

Friday, June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON—In response to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Instructions to the Field Regarding Complaints Involving Transgender Students, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement: “In February, in a mean-spirited move, Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions rescinded important guidance clarifying schools’ … Read More

Categories: Education, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Opposes Mark Green as Secretary of the Army

Thursday, May 4, 2017

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today called on the Senate Armed Services Committee to reject President Trump’s intended nominee for Secretary of the Army, Mark E. Green. “One of the strengths of our military is its diversity. Our service secretaries must stand for all of the brave men and women who serve. … Read More

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases