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NCLR Welcomes Introduction of Comprehensive LGBT Civil Rights Bill

(Washington, DC, July 23, 2015)— Today Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wi.), Corey Booker (D-N.J.), and Representative David Cicilline...



Our Recommendations to FDA Blood Donation Policies for Gay Men and Transgender Individuals

Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Gender Justice, and Legal Voice submitted public comments in response to the...


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The EACH Woman Act Is a Necessity

Every journey starts with one step. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case brought by a same-sex couple,...


President Obama Appoints NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter to Commission on White House Fellowships

(Washington, DC, June 8, 2015)—This afternoon President Barack Obama announced his appointment of National Center for Lesbian Rights Legal Director...


NCLR Applauds Introduction of Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act by Congressman Lieu

(Washington, DC, May 19, 2015)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu’s introduction of the...


The Week the World was Gloriously, Fabulously, Improbably Turned Upside Down

On Monday morning, I was in my hotel room in Washington, D.C. The news was on, all was as expected,...



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...


NCLR Applauds USDA Non-Discrimination Final Rule

(Washington, D.C., July 16, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a final rule that extends crucial non-discrimination protections...


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

(San Francisco, CA, June 20, 2014)—Today, the federal Department of Justice issued a summary of its efforts in the past...


Advocacy: LGBT Rural Pride Campaign

On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the launch...


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