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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...

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Navigating the System: A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders in California

This pioneering new guide includes comprehensive information about your rights and the services that are available to you as you...

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Cómo Navegar el Sistema: Una guía para conocer sus derechos diseñada para las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexual y transgéneras de tercera edad en California

Esta nueva guía incluye información comprensiva sobre sus derechos y los servicios que están disponibles para usted mientras que navega...

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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...

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Case: Howe v. Haslam

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

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Case: Strong v. BOE

NCLR defended the validity of a rule in California that extended to domestic partners the right to inherit a home after a spouse’s death without a reassessment of the tax value of the home

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Federal Gender Non-Conformity Cases

Federal cases recognizing that discrimination on the basis of gender non-conformity and/or transgender status is a form of discrimination on...

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Policy: Federal LGBT Equal Access Rule

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is committed to increasing access to fair housing for the LGBT community across the...

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NCLR Applauds John Trasviña, Outgoing Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

(Washington D.C., May 21, 2013)—John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will be leaving HUD on May 21, 2013 to become Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Assistant Secretary Trasviña has served in the Obama administration since 2009 when he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Under his leadership, FHEO has undertaken perhaps the most significant steps to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country of any federal agency in history.

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HUD Enforces LGBT Equal Access Rule

Statement by NCLR Policy Director Maya Rupert, Esq. (Washington D.C., January 2, 2013)—Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a settlement agreement in a claim it brought against Bank of America for discriminating against a lesbian couple applying for a federally insured mortgage loan. This settlement marks HUD’s first enforcement action taken under its recently enacted LGBT Equal Access Rule.

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