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Report: LGBT Service Members and Veterans Deserve Employment Protections

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Education Fund Communications Assistant A new Center for American Progress report highlights the employment discrimination disparities faced by LGBT Americans who have served in uniform – a disparity that could be diminished by protections included … Continue reading

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New Report on Why Protecting LGBT Workers is a Family Value Highlights Need for ENDA

By Simone Novorr, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Center for American Progress (CAP) this week released a report, “Whose Family Do We Truly Value?”, highlighting the need for policy solutions that strengthen worker protections to address … Continue reading

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Hundreds Lobby for Federal Workplace Protections

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant Hundreds are lobbying in Washington, D.C., today in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). ENDA would provide LGBT workers with basic protections against workplace discrimination, broadening existing federal protections against employment discrimination … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Rally for Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court!

On Tuesday, March 26, thousands of people gathered in front of the Supreme Court building to speak out in support of the right for same-sex couples to get married. President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Arizona Law Aims to Disenfranchise Voters; ACLU Fights for LGBT Rights in California Schools; Rand Paul Signals a Republican Shift on Immigration Reform

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Arizona voting law disenfranchises citizens Editorial LA Times On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Arizona v. ITCA case, which questioned the … Continue reading

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Victims of Abuse Suffer Each Day an Inclusive VAWA Reauthorization is Delayed or Weakened

By Avril Lighty, The Leadership Conference Communications Associate It is a proven fact that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) saves lives. From the time VAWA was first passed 1994 to 2010, the rate of intimate partner violence decreased by … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Boy Scouts Delay Vote on Lifting Ban on Gays; Obama Must Focus on Jobs, Wages in Second Term; Long Voting Lines Raise Concerns

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Boy Scouts board to meet amid talk of policy on gays USA Today The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) national executive board has delayed making … Continue reading

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