LGBTQ rights

Equality Act reintroduced in Congress today to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination

NCLR says LGBTQ community members are “still the targets of discrimination” and should not “live in fear” (San Francisco, CA, May 2, 2017)—Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced comprehensive bipartisan federal legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. The Equality Act of 2017 would make it illegal to discriminate against a person based on sexual orientation or gender identity...


NCLR responds to confirmation of controversial Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

(April 7, 2017 San Francisco)—The U.S. Senate today confirmed Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. This vote came on the heels of a rule change by Senate Republicans yesterday after they failed to secure the 60 votes needed to move forward with Gorsuch’s confirmation. Gorsuch, a controversial selection rated as more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, will now replace Scalia on the bench. At 49 years old, now-Justice Gorsuch has the potential to influence our nation’s...


NCLR statement in response to Senate Republicans’ rule change in attempt to ram through Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

NCLR says Senate Republicans changed rules “to let themselves win and the American people lose” (April 6, 2017 San Francisco)— Today, Senate Republicans upended years of tradition for the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process. After Trump nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch failed to garner the sixty votes needed, Senate Republicans took a radical step. Rather than requiring President Trump to select a nominee who could meet the 60-vote threshold needed as part of our established U.S. Supreme Court...


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