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Federal Government Approves School Policy that Affirms and Respects Transgender Students

(San Francisco, CA, July 13, 2015)–On Friday, July 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and...

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U.S. Department of Justice Affirms Title IX Protection for Transgender Students

(Washington, DC, June 30, 2015)—Today, the Department of Justice affirmed that Title IX protects the right of transgender students to...

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NCLR Statement on the Loss of Leelah Alcorn

(San Francisco, CA, January 2, 2015)—Vigils will be held in Ohio tomorrow to remember 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn and to raise...

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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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Maine Supreme Court Supports Opportunities for Transgender Youth

Today, transgender students, their parents, and educators in California celebrated a Maine Supreme Court decision ensuring that all young people—including those who are transgender—should have the same opportunities to do well in school and graduate.

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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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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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CA Senate Passes Bill Supporting Transgender Student Success

Today, the California State Senate passed the School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266), sending the bill that ensures transgender students have the opportunity to succeed in school to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. Authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, the bill passed the Senate with a 21-9 vote (unofficial). The bill passed the California State Assembly last month with 46-25 vote.

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Federal Government Resolves Complaint Filed by CA Transgender Student

Agreement Affirms that Transgender Students Are Entitled to Equal Access in Schools (San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2013)—Today, the U.S....

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