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CBE offical statement on marriage equality

Supreme Court extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide Friday, June 26, 2015 Washington – Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling which declared same-sex marriage is a Constitutional Right throughout the entire United States. This landmark ruling brings to close a very important chapter towards full equality for LGBT Americans. No […]

Attorney General Holder statement on Supreme Court decision to hear same-sex marriage cases

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear four cases on same-sex marriage equality: “After the Justice Department’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that […]

U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases to decide if your boss will make your birth control decisions

Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases involving for-profit corporations’ challenges to provisions in the Affordable Care Act that require employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, President and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, issued a statement to express the organization’s strong objection to the […]

LGBT advocacy groups stand with Civil Rights counterparts in disappointment at Supreme Court ruling on voting rights

Today, the Supreme Court struck down a central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African-Americans. We, […]