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April 7, 2016 | Issues:

North Carolina’s War Against Gender-Nonconforming People

Last month, North Carolina enacted HB2, one of the most viciously anti-civil rights laws in the country. In addition to repealing local minimum wage laws and local protections for LGBT people, HB2 stripped women, people of color, and other protected groups of the ability to bring discrimination cases in state courts. HB2 also openly attacked…


March 16, 2016 | Issues:

NCLR Joins Coalition Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Lift Ban on Urgently Needed Immigration Reforms

  The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has joined a coalition of more than 300 civil rights, immigration, labor, and social service groups in an amicus brief in U.S. v. Texas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to move forward. The filing of the amicus brief comes…


March 8, 2016 | Issues:

BIG NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Alabama’s Assault on LGBT Adoptive Parents

Monday, in a ruling that will protect LGBT parents across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court sharply rebuked the Alabama Supreme Court for refusing to recognize a Georgia adoption by a lesbian mother, our client. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in our case was unusual in three ways. First, it reversed the Alabama Supreme Court’s…


March 7, 2016 | Issues:

Gender Affirming Services for all California Foster Children

NCLR is proud to collaborate with Family Builders and the Center for the Study of Social Policy on getR.E.A.L. California–an initiative aimed at promoting the healthy sexual and identity development of all children involved with the California child welfare system. The initiative partners have produced a new issue brief aimed at helping child welfare professionals…


March 1, 2016 | Issues:

Supreme Court Order Marks the End of Legal Challenges to New Jersey’s Ban on Conversion Therapy for Minors

On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Doe v. Christie, a case challenging New Jersey’s law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from engaging in the discredited practice of conversion therapy with patients under 18 years of age. The Supreme Court’s order allows the law to remain in full effect and marks the final…


February 29, 2016 | Issues:

What the Supreme Court’s Abortion Case Means For LGBT Community

On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, the legal challenge to Texas House Bill 2 that severely restricts a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. This will be the first time the Supreme Court takes up the issue of abortion in more than 20…


February 26, 2016 | Issues:

Alex’s Story: A Triumph of Courage, Authenticity, and Hope

When I first heard the story of what was happening to Alex in St. George, Utah a few years ago, I could not believe it. I’m from Utah, and I know it can be tough for LGBT kids there, but I had no idea that charlatans could torture and keep prisoner a young girl based on…


February 18, 2016 | Issues: ,

We NEED Your Help in South Dakota

One of the most horrific anti-transgender bills in the country will move before South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard for consideration as early as today. House Bill 1008 forces transgender students to use a separate bathroom from all other students and prohibits schools from having supportive policies treating them the same as other students. If Governor…


January 22, 2016 | Issues:

The LGBT Movement Must Help to Reclaim Roe

Today the nation commemorates the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Today, as this fundamental right faces unprecedented attacks, it is time that we reclaim the promise of Roefor this and future generations. Roe held that one of the most personal…


January 8, 2016 | Issues:

First they came for the refugees …

Over the past holiday weekend, as many of us relaxed with our families and celebrated the beginning of a new year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents raided the homes of Central American refugees in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina and arrested 121 people, many of them mothers with young children. Sadly, there is nothing…


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