LGBTQ Rights

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

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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

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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

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