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NCLR Responds to Discriminatory Mississippi Bill Moving to Governor’s Desk

(San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2014)—Late Tuesday, the Mississippi legislature sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would permit...

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Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

(San Francisco, CA, February 24, 2014)—Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California’s new law ensuring that...

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New Model Policy For the School Success and Opportunity Act Helps Schools Support All Students

(San Francisco, CA., February 13, 2014)—Today, the Support All Students campaign—including a broad coalition of nearly 100 state and national...

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Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand California Law Protecting Youth from Dangerous Anti-Gay “Conversion” Therapies

(San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2014)—Today, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit let stand an earlier...

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NCLR Responds to Utah Tax Commission Decision to Honor the Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

(San Francisco, CA, January 16, 2014)—Yesterday, the Utah State Tax Commission announced that it will permit same-sex couples who were...

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Students and Families Optimistic That School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Remain Law

Transgender students, and their parents, educators and friends today are both relieved and concerned that that while the California School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), which helps schools better understand how to provide a fair opportunity for transgender students to participate and succeed, failed to qualify for a referendum based on a random count of signatures but may still qualify depending on the outcome of a full count of the signatures.

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NCLR Applauds Hawaii House Vote on Marriage Equality Bill

(San Francisco, CA, November 9, 2013)—Late yesterday, the State of Hawaii House of Representatives voted 30-19 to move forward a...

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Federal Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Licensed Therapists from Engaging in Dangerous Practices that Attempt to Change Minors’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

(Trenton, NJ, November 8, 2013)—Today, Judge Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey...

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Governor Brown Signs Historic Transgender Student Bill into Law

(San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2013)—Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law,...

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Bill Supporting Transgender Students Goes to the Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO—Today the California Senate Education Committee passed AB 1266 (Ammiano), the School Success and Opportunity Act, a bill that provides...

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