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State Legislation & Policy

December 2, 2019

National Center for Lesbian Rights Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Major Abortion Rights Case

Today the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of 24 national LGBTQ organizations in the case June Medical Services v. Gee.


Transgender Law

August 23, 2019

Federal Appeals Court Rules Idaho Department of Corrections Must Provide Gender Confirmation Surgery to Transgender Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2019 Contacts:  Lori Rifkin, Rifkin Law Office / (510) 414-4132 Shannon Minter, NCLR / (415) 624-6071 “I am relieved and grateful the court recognized my right to necessary medical treatment, and that I will get the surgery I need.” SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, the 9th Circuit Court…


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