Civil and Human Rights Coalition speaks out on US failure to address misconduct by law enforcement officers

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights submitted comments to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as they held a hearing to examine the issue of extrajudicial killings by law enforcement officers, and the U.S. government’s failure to protect its people from such actions.  “Since the advent of modern policing and for […]

HRC on Masterpiece Cakeshop case: ‘… a cynical effort to manipulate the First Amendment’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the following statements ahead of oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, which will be decided by next June, will either protect the fundamental equality of LGBTQ people — or it […]

GLAAD: Tony Perkins has no place in Masterpiece Cakeshop media coverage without his anti-LGBTQ record on full display

NEW YORK – GLAAD today released research on Tony Perkins who announced he will be holding a rally and speaking to media outside the Supreme Court today during the hearing for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Perkins, who serves as the president of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center […]

National LGBTQ Task Force: Masterpiece Cakeshop case could roll LGBTQ rights back a half-century

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National LGBTQ Task Force was out at full strength on the steps of the Supreme Court to rally for the court to uphold the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in the lead up to the court hearing oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. […]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court today in oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will have widespread impact on the future of anti-discrimination protection in the United States. The case centers on Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple who […]

Amida Care, NYS AIDS Institute and NYC community organizations publish ‘Hire Me! End AIDS with Jobs’

Amida Care has published a special community publication, “Hire Me! End AIDS with Jobs,” produced in partnership with Alliance for Positive Change, Alpha Workshops Studio School, Cicatelli Associates Inc., Exponents, The Fortune Society, GMHC, Housing Works, The LGBT Center, National Working Positive Coalition, NYS AIDS Institute, NYS Education Department, and Translatina Network. Improved health has allowed […]

GLAAD: Senate GOP tax bill is an attack on low income and LGBTQ Americans

NEW YORK – GLAAD today denounced the Senate’s tax bill and exposed how the bill targets low income and LGBTQ Americans. This tax bill aims to eliminate the individual mandate, a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will cause 13 million low income Americans to lose healthcare, and its 1.5 trillion dollar […]

Lambda Legal brings together 28 other LGBT organizations to oppose nominations of L. Steven Grasz and Mark Norris to federal bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lambda Legal and 28 other national, state, and local LGBT organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a vote today urging them to oppose the nominations of Leonard Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Mark Norris to the United States […]

HRC: Trump-Pence ‘Tax’ scheme includes dangerous attack on life-saving health care access

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is opposing the latest Trump-Pence “tax” scheme. The bill was drafted in secret without meaningful public input and is being rushed through the Senate this week. Under the guise of this tax bill, some Republican leaders in Congress continue to play politics with people’s lives, using it as a vehicle […]

Civil rights champions call for a decision for equal dignity under law at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 50 organizations joined in declaring their support Wednesday for equal dignity under the law for LGBT Americans. The statement of principle comes days before the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Signatories are comprised of national, state, and local civil rights champions […]

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