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Federal Legislation and Policy

Advocacy: LGBT Rural Pride Campaign

STATUS: Ongoing, National

On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the launch of the Rural Pride campaign to elevate and address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people living in rural communities across the country. The goal of the campaign is to challenge the…

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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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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

July 16, 2014

NCLR Applauds USDA Non-Discrimination Final Rule

Federal Legislation and Policy

June 20, 2014

NCLR Urges Obama Administration and Courts to Assure Equal Benefits for All Same-Sex Spouses

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