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Supreme Court to decide whether gay, transgender workers are protected by anti-discrimination laws

From The Washington Post by Robert Barnes The Supreme Court will deliver election-year rulings on one of the nation’s most consequential and unsettled civil rights issues: whether federal anti-discrimination laws prevent employers from firing workers because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices announced Monday that they accepted three cases involving gay and […]

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 […]