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New Report: LGBT Workers of Color are Among the Most Disadvantaged

A new report released today shows that LGBT workers of color are among the most disadvantaged in the country, facing...


NCLR Applauds U.S. Senate’s Passage of ENDA

(Washington D.C., November 7, 2013)—Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by a vote of 64-32, marking...


The Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act Heads To Full Senate

Historic Vote Could Take Place This Week (Washington D.C., November 4, 2013)—Today, the Senate cleared the first procedural hurdle in...



After DOMA: What It Means

The Supreme Court victory on June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor striking down the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act...


Policy: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rule Impacting Rural Americans

NCLR is committed to working closely with the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure that its services are fully accessible...


Legislation: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

NCLR is strongly committed to passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would provide federal protections against employment discrimination for...


Case: Howe v. Haslam

As outrageous as it is, today, people in many states can be fired from their jobs or denied services simply...


Case: Stephens v. Bloomsburg School District

Merry Stephens, an award-winning teacher and basketball coach who was terminated because of the personal anti-gay animosity of several school board members


Case: Stanton v. City of Largo

NCLR represented Susan Stanton, the City Manager for the City of Largo, Florida, after the city threatened to fire her because she was transgender and planned to undergo sex reassignment surgery


Case: Jespersen v. Harrah’s Casino

NCLR and the Transgender Law Center filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit supporting Darlene Jespersen, who was fired by Harrah's Casino after she refused to comply with a new policy requiring female employees to adopt a hyper-feminine appearance. Harrah's policy required all women to wear heavy makeup applied in exactly the same way every day, to match a photograph held by the supervisor.


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