WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the Supreme Court’s negative decision on Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, a case consolidated with Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee that examines two Arizona electoral policies that suppress voting rights for marginalized communities. In a 6-3 decision, the Court upheld Arizona’s policies weakening Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which allows voters to seek relief if a state or local government denies or abridges voting rights based on race.
In 2016, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Arizona Democratic Party challenged the two electoral policies, and in 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled in favor of the DNC. The Supreme Court’s decision today overturns that ruling.
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement:
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