civil rights

Civil Rights Commission urges Trump against trans military ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Urges Trump to Reconsider Transgender Military Ban NCLR says we need government leaders to check this administration’s “attempts to govern through the use of unbridled power and authority and its flagrant civil rights violations” (San Francisco, CA, August 18, 2017)—Today, the U.S. Commission on...


NCLR responds to historic sexual orientation discrimination decision

(April 4, 2017 San Francisco)— Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision holding that federal laws protecting workers from sex discrimination prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.  Reversing older decisions denying federal protection to LGBTQ workers, the court concluded that developments in U.S. Supreme Court precedent over the past two decades required the court to reconsider its earlier cases and conclude...


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