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Federal Legislation & Policy

December 12, 2017

NCLR’s Shannon Minter Argues California Trans Military Ban Case in Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD / (617) 417-7769 Tony Hoang, Equality California / 281-703-9292  California Federal Court Hears Arguments Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban from California Attorney General, NCLR, and GLAD, in Equality California Case Stockman v. Trump (WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2017)—U.S. District Court for Central California District Judge Jesus…


Additional Civil Rights

December 12, 2017

Statement from NCLR’s Kate Kendell on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR / (215) 983-3099  Statement from National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee   (SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2017)—San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, a civil rights lawyer and the first Asian American person elected mayor of San Francisco,…


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