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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Laws, Court Decisions, and Advocacy Tips to Protect Transgender Prisoners

This guide—a National Center for Lesbian Rights and ACLU joint publication—identifies laws, court decisions, advocacy tips, and other resources that may be helpful for adult transgender prisoners. Each transgender person’s experience in prison and jail is different, in part because the conditions vary a great deal from one prison to another and change over time….

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Report on the United States of America’s Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations in the Area of the Family Relationships of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

NCLR’s report to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations regarding the United States’ compliance with its human rights obligations in the area of the family relationships of LGBT people and conversion therapy. Download PDF

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Transgender Family Law in the U.S.

A fact sheet for transgender spouses, partners, parents, and youth.

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Policy Statements Supporting Adoption by Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People

A compilation of policy statements from professional associations and organizations supporting adoption by Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people. Organizations include: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics American Bar Association American Medical Association American Psychiatric Association American Psychoanalytic Association American Psychological Association Child Welfare League of…

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Refusal Laws and LGBT Health: Common Causes and Shared Discrimination

While often overlooked as a serious LGBT equality issue, health care refusal laws negatively impact the LGBT community.

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Kitchen v. Herbert State Appellants’ Brief (02.03.14)

Opening Brief of Appellants (Utah Gov. Herbert and Utah A.G. Reyes)

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Tanco Reply Brief 2013.12.20

2013.12.20. Dkt 46. Plntffs’ Reply ISO PI Mtn

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Frequently Asked Questions About the New Federal Hospital Visitation Rules

On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a memo directing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt new regulations that would require nearly all hospitals to grant equal visitation rights to all families, not just those based on marriage or biological ties. In the memo, President Obama specifically talked about same-sex…

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Federal Rules on Who Can Make Medical Decisions for You

In September 2011, the federal government issued new rules that strengthen patients’ rights to choose who can make medical decisions for them if they are unable to speak or make decisions on their own behalf. Open pdf

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