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Action Alerts & Campaigns

November 16, 2015

Breaking: Unprecedented Injustice

There are some NCLR cases that haunt me. Our current parenting case in Alabama is one of them. Our client, V.L. has not had visitation with her three children since April, and the Alabama Supreme Court has held that she is not an adoptive parent and has no right to see the children. V.L. and…

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November 2, 2015

2 Moms, 1 Birth Certificate

Earlier this year, we launched our #Equality4Families campaign to raise awareness about the need to reform state laws so that LGBT families are fully protected. As soon as we launched the campaign, we had our first case illustrating a key issue. Meet Kari and Debbie Chin. Kari, a social worker with a local school district,…

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October 6, 2015

What a Difference A Year Makes

History was made a year ago today when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a legal challenge to our Utah marriage equality victory and to the victories in Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin—a watershed moment that set the stage for more than 10 states to begin celebrating weddings, and, ultimately, for our big win…

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September 21, 2015

Join NCLR, Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in SF!

NCLR is thrilled to partner with The San Francisco Film Society in a special advance screening of Lionsgate’s Freeheld, Peter Sollett’s moving new film about a critical moment in the LGBT equality movement on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the Castro Theatre. The film chronicles the late Laurel Hester’s real-life struggle to transfer…

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August 11, 2015

Bringing Equality to Families

We’re at an incredible moment in our history. But as we continue to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court freedom to marry victory, marriage alone does not fully protect all LGBT families, especially parents and their children. I’m proud to announce that today we’re launching our #Equality4Families campaign to raise awareness about the need to continue…

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August 3, 2015

Creating Safe Schools for Transgender Children—How You Can Help

So far, 2015 has been a monumental year for transgender visibility, from TLC’s Show “I am Jazz” to Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox. But every day, transgender children are harassed, bullied, and disrespected in their schools. It needs to stop now—and you can help. Please help us ensure that every school in the country receives…

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July 21, 2015

URGENT: Urge Gov. Bruce Rauner to Protect LGBT Kids

The children of Illinois still need your help, and there’s no time to waste. Governor Bruce Rauner is considering whether to sign legislation that prohibits therapists from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity through so-called “conversion therapy.” Earlier this month in May, the Illinois General Assembly overwhelmingly passed HB 217,…

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July 16, 2015

A Young Boy Meets his Super Hero

Every day, NCLR is working to fight for those who need us the most. Will you donate today to make sure that we are there ready to fight for people like young Brock and his family? Brock has always been proud of being a transgender boy; it is often the first thing he tells people…

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July 7, 2015

So, it’s not really over

So, I can’t stop smiling. The Supreme Court’s ruling on our case in favor of marriage equality nationwide is something I’d only dreamed about. I’d also hoped for the day when organizations like NCLR wouldn’t be necessary, but even with this momentous victory, that’s not the case. You see, we celebrated on Friday, June 26th…

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June 26, 2015

VICTORY: We Just WON Marriage Equality Nationwide

Mark this historic day! Today, the arc of justice bent a bit further toward our full liberation. The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled in favor of marriage equality nationwide after hearing our Tennessee marriage case and cases from three other states. In its decision, the Court made it clear that marriage discrimination is unconstitutional and…

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