LGBTQ Rights

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issued the following statement: “In February, in a mean-spirited move, Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions rescinded important guidance clarifying schools’ … Read More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

Merkley, Cicilline Reintroduce Equality Act to Protect LGBTQ Americans

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D. Ore., and Rep. David Cicilline, D. R.I., on Tuesday reintroduced the Equality Act, which would provide nationwide protections against discrimination in housing, credit, education, employment, and public accommodations for LGBTQ people. The bill was first introduced in July 2015 and was included in The Leadership Conference’s list of 2016 legislative priorities. … Read More

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, News

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Welcomes Introduction of the Equality Act of 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WASHINGTON—Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on today’s introduction by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) of the Equality Act of 2017, which would provide nationwide protections against discrimination in housing, credit, education, employment, and public accommodations for the LGBTQ … Read More

Categories: LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases