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BIA Rules Domestic Violence is Grounds for Asylum

Though domestic violence is a serious problem in countries all over the world, not all governments offer help and assistance...



The Schedules That Work Act

Involuntary part-time work. Unpredictable schedules. Fear of employer retaliation for taking time away to care for a sick child. These...



These Are Our Sons

The killing of Michael Brown has dominated the headlines and my thoughts over the past few days. An African-American 18-year-old...


High Court Strikes Massachusetts Abortion “Buffer Zone”

Today, the Supreme Court held that a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone for patients at clinics that provide abortions...


Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy Moves to NY Senate

What an exciting week for LGBT equality! On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will protect...



A Year Like None Other: NCLR’s Litigation Work

Ever since NCLR’s founding, we have been at the forefront of some of the most important legal cases in the...



The Loss of Family

I was sad all day yesterday. It was only in the moment of hearing the news of Dr. Maya Angelou’s...


NCLR Celebrates Huge Strides for LGBT Equality at Annual Celebration

(San Francisco, CA, May 17, 2014)—More than 1,500 people from across the country attended the National Center for Lesbian Rights’...


CalPERS Divests from Russian Companies After Petition Launched by NCLR and EQCA

(San Francisco, CA, May 16, 2014)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds the California Public Employees’ Retirement System—known as...


Sexual Assault in the LGBT Community

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is a reminder that through a combination of stigma and myths, sexual...


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