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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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