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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 lrifkin@rifkinlaw.com / (510) 414-4132 Shannon Minter, NCLR sminter@nclrights.org / (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…


Federal Legislation & Policy

August 14, 2019

NCLR Denounces Trump Administration’s “Public Charge Rule” Criminalizing Immigrants Benefitting From Social Welfare Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2019 Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org (Washington, DC)— Today the Trump Administration published in final form its discriminatory “public charge” rule after strong opposition from a broad spectrum of immigration advocates, civil rights organizations, and mainstream media, including even the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Under this new…


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