LGBTQ Rights

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Withdrawal of Mateer, Decries Confirmation of Willett

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the White House indicated the nomination of Jeffrey Mateer to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas will not be moving forward, while at the same time, the Senate voted, on a … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

New Paper Sounds the Alarm on Trump Administration Attacks on Federal Data and Civil Rights

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – The federal government’s collection, reporting, and protection of accurate, comprehensive data is central to implementing, monitoring, and evaluating civil rights laws and policies. But the Trump administration is taking steps that undermine all of these pillars of data collection. In response to this growing threat, today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund issued a paper, … Read More

Civil Rights and Health Advocates Express Strong Concerns about HHS’s Draft Strategic Plan

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updates its strategic plan every four years, and last month invited the public to comment on its draft plan for FY 2018–2022. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, members of our Health Care Task Force, and other stakeholders submitted comments to the agency with … Read More

Categories: Discrimination, Health Care, LGBTQ Rights, News

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Disappointed by Confirmation of Joan Larsen to U.S. Court of Appeals

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Joan Larsen, a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: “For the second time this week, the Senate Republicans have rubber stamped … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

Nine Civil Rights Organizations Led By Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law File Amicus Brief In SCOTUS Case Regarding Discrimination In Public Accommodations

Monday, October 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A broad coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief Monday for the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the justices will decide whether discrimination by businesses is … Read More