LGBTQ Rights

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

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

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

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

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