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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
LDF Supports New York State Court Decision in Gifford v. McCarthy Re-Affirming Ban on Discrimination in Public Accommodations1/19/16
Last week, a New York State appeals court unanimously held that the owners of an upstate New York wedding venue violated the state’s Human Rights Law by refusing to host a wedding because they objected to the sexual orientation of the couple getting married. The court upheld a decision of the New York State Division of Human Rights (SDHR), which found that the owners of the wedding venue unlawfully discriminated against Melisa and Jennifer McCarthy, even though the owners’ denial of services was based on a sincerely-held religious belief. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, LDF Recalls Dr. King’s Courage and Sacrifice in the Fight for Equality1/17/161/12/16
Policy Wonks and Advocates Critique Obama’s State of the Union
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
On the Eve of President Obama’s Last State of the Union Address, LDF Celebrates Civil Rights Successes, But Urges President to Focus on Five Urgent Equality Issues1/11/161/08/16
Fifty-five years ago, on January 9, 1961, when the University of Georgia (UGA) accepted its first two black students—Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault —America marked a key milestone in the battle for racial justice, equal rights, and an inclusive society. UGA’s integration eventually led to the desegregation of other universities throughout the South, and helped overcome barriers in higher education for people of color across the country.