LGBTQ Rights

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

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Rebukes Attorney General Sessions’ Oversight Hearing Testimony

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance before a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing: “President Trump has emboldened and enabled hate and division in our country – and Attorney General Sessions is a powerful leader of … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Raises Serious Concerns About Attorney General Sessions’ Job Performance on Eve of Oversight Hearing

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of the oversight hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, raising serious concerns about the Justice Department’s record on issues that are critically important to the civil and human rights community. The hearing marks the … Read More

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Denounces Trump-Sessions Guidance for License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People

Friday, October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Attorney General Sessions’ guidance issued today: “This guidance is totally unnecessary, and is yet another mean-spirited attack against the LGBTQ community, people of color, and other minorities. This guidance is designed to do one thing … Read More