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Transgender Law

June 14, 2019

NCLR, GLAD and Equality California Applaud Ninth Circuit Ruling Giving Green Light for New Review of Transgender Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 Contacts:  Amanda Johnston, GLADajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Shannon Minter, NCLR sminter@nclrights.org / (415)624-6071 Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California sam@eqca.org / (973) 476-3770 Today, the Ninth Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Karnoski v. Trump, one of the four legal challenges to the ban on military service by transgender people.  The Ninth Circuit ruled that the…

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Federal Legislation & Policy

June 13, 2019

NCLR applauds the introduction of Every Child Deserves a Family Act of 2019 Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13 2019 Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Every Child Deserves a Family (ECDF) Act of 2019 in the U.S. Senate, a bill that will ensure fair and compassionate treatment of all children and families in the foster care system – without…

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