June 27, 2018
Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director
lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099

NCLR Statement on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced today that he will be retiring as of July 31. National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement in response:

“We need a Supreme Court that will stand firm in support of constitutional liberties and the protection of equality. Now more than ever, we need all Senators, including principled moderate Senators, to hold the line to prevent any nominee who would fail to ensure our country’s most basic principles of justice and equality for all.”


The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. www.NCLRights.org