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Federal Legislation and Policy

Case: Student v. Arcadia Unified School District

STATUS: Victory, National

NCLR represents a transgender student who transitioned from female to male a few years ago. After transitioning, the student returned to middle school hopeful that everything would go smoothly. Although he presented as male and had completed a court-ordered name change, the school district still required that he use the nurse’s office for restroom access…

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Case: Hollingsworth v. Perry

STATUS: Victory, U.S. 9th Circuit Court

NCLR filed an amicus brief in Perry v. Brown asking federal appeals court to overturn Proposition. 8 because it violates the Constitution. NCLR also filed amicus briefs to persuade Ninth Circuit Court to uphold Judge Walker’s opinion.

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Federal Legislation and Policy

Legislation: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

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NCLR is strongly committed to passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would provide federal protections against employment discrimination for LGBT employees. Without explicit federal protections from employment discrimination, LGBT employees face significant job discrimination and live in fear of being fired just because of who they are. Right now, in 29 states, people can…

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Policy: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to allow undocumented young people who came to the United States as children—commonly known as “DREAMers”—to apply for work permits and relief from deportation. While this announcement presented a life-changing opportunity for LGBT DREAMers, it also carried $465 in fees…

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Press Releases

Federal Legislation and Policy

January 13, 2014

Constitutional Law Expert David Codell Joins NCLR

Federal Legislation and Policy

January 10, 2014

Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Married Couples

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