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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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Case: King v. Christie

STATUS: Victory, New Jersey

On August 19, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the nation’s second law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years old. Every leading medical and mental health organization in the country has warned that these practices do not work and put young…

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Case: Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 and E.R. v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

STATUS: Victory, Minnesota

NCLR filed and settled a federal lawsuit on behalf of six students challenging the hostile anti-LGBT environment at Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Legislation: Senate Bill 1172

California

In 2012, NCLR helped draft and pass a groundbreaking law in California that prohibits licensed mental health practitioners from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Sometimes called “reparative therapy,” these dangerous practices by therapists put youth at risk of severe depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Every major medical…

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Legislation: School Success and Opportunity Act

California

On February 22, 2013, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano introduced the School Success and Opportunity Act—Assembly Bill 1266—to ensure that transgender students are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. The bill requires that school district provide transgender students with access to restrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-separated activities based on their gender identity. By…

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Press Releases

Youth

April 1, 2014

NCLR Celebrates Huge Strides for LGBT Equality at Annual Celebration

Youth

January 30, 2014

Maine Supreme Court Supports Opportunities for Transgender Youth

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