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Federal Court Rejects Second Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

(Trenton, NJ, July 31, 2014)—Today, Judge Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey...

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Former Founders, Leaders, and Promoters of the “Ex-Gay” Movement Denounce Conversion Therapy and Stand with NCLR’s #BornPerfect

(San Francisco, CA, July 31, 2014)—Today, nine former leaders of so-called “ex-gay” ministries published a joint letter denouncing the dangerous...

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NCLR and Equality California Applaud U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Enforcement of California Law Prohibiting Dangerous Psychological Practices to Change Minors’ Sexual Orientation or Gender Expression

(San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2014)—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review a 2013 decision of...

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NCLR Launches National Campaign to Protect LGBT Kids from Dangers of Conversion Therapy

(San Francisco, CA, June 24, 2014)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is launching #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End...

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NCLR Celebrates Huge Strides for LGBT Equality at Annual Celebration

(San Francisco, CA, April 1, 2014)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is proud to announce that it will honor...

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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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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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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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Federal Appeals Court Allows Enforcement of California Law Prohibiting Dangerous Psychological Practices to Change Minors’ Sexual Orientation

(San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2013)—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a 2012 California law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression of a patient under 18 years old may be enforced by state licensing officials.

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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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