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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...

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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...

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USDA and NCLR Launch LGBT Rural Pride Campaign

(Washington, D.C., May 7, 2014)— Today, 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.

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Constitutional Law Expert David Codell Joins NCLR

(San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2014)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is pleased to announce that nationally respected litigator...

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Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Married Couples

(San Francisco, CA, January 10, 2014)—Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government will recognize the...

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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...

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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...

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LGBT Advocacy Organizations Call on House to Pass Immigration Reform Bill

Media Contacts: Erik Olvera, NCLR, (415) 392-6257  x324, (415) 994-3242 (cell), eolvera@nclrights.org Monica Trasandes, GLAAD, (323) 634-2025, trasandes@GLAAD.org Mark Daley,...

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LGBT DREAMers Join President Obama to Celebrate Pride Month

(WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2013)—Today, four LGBT DREAMers, who were recently granted work permits under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, traveled from across the country to attend a White House reception in honor of Pride month.

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NCLR Applauds House and Senate Introduction of ENDA

(San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2013)—Today, a bi-partisan group of Senators and House members introduced the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit most employers across the country from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers. In the Senate, the bill was introduced by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mark Kirk (R-Ill), and Susan Collins (R-ME). In the House of Representatives, the bill was introduced by Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and joined by more than 100 co-sponsors.

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