Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Summary & History

Federal Legislation & Policy

Welcome to the NCLR Resistance

STATUS: Active | National

The current administration and Congress have shown a dangerous lack of regard for if not outright hostility towards core American values of fairness, justice, religious liberty, respect for the family, and stewardship for the planet. In particular, their actions have targeted LGBTQ people and our families, women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and the poor and working class.

At NCLR we know that an attack on one is an attack on us all. We are monitoring the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress and responding to their actions to hold them accountable. In addition to our litigation docket, we have also publicly called for Congress and this administration to do their jobs and defend the hard-won rights and protections so many have struggled for. We encourage our members and supporters to do the same.

Below are some of the actions we have taken.

Trump Administration

Presidential Election

NCLR Statement
Kate’s Blog: Rise Up!

Cabinet Appointments and Other Senior Officials

Chief White House Strategist and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon
NCLR Statement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
NCLR Statement
NCLR Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price
NCLR Letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

Supreme Court Nomination

Judge Brett Kavanaugh 

NCLR Letter of Opposition 

Judge Neil Gorsuch
NCLR Statement
Statement of NCLR marriage plaintiffs

Lower Federal Court Nominations

Stuart Kyle Duncan
NCLR Letter to the U.S. Senate
Action Page

Executive Orders

Broad Religious Exemption – License to Discriminate
NCLR Statement

Border Wall, Sanctuary Cities, and a Clean Dream Act

Sign-On Letter: 131 LGBTQ and Allied Organizations Call on Congress to Pass a Clean Dream Act by Jan. 19 

Dream Act LGBTQ Sign-On Letter

NCLR Statement

Refugee Ban
NCLR Statement

115th Congress

House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in America,” February 16, 2017
NCLR Statement

Resistance Recess Guide
Joint Guide to LGBTQ Issues

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
LGBTQ Senate FY18 Budget Resolution Letter

Congressional Tax Plans
Congressional Tax Plans: What Do They Mean for LGBTQ People?

The Update to the Senate Tax Plan (Nov. 15, 2017)

Sentencing Reform
Sentencing  Reform and Corrections Act of 2017 Fact Sheet

Economic Justice
LGBTQ Groups Call on Congress to Protect Food Assistance Programs



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