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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Federal Legislation and Policy

Case: Doe v. Trump

STATUS: Pending

Lawyers from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging President Trump’s directive to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military. The suit, Doe v. Trump, was filed on behalf of 5…

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Advocacy: LGBT Rural Pride Campaign

STATUS: Ongoing, National

On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced the launch of the Rural Pride campaign to elevate and address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people living in rural communities across the country. The goal of the campaign is to challenge the…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Federal Legislation and Policy

Welcome to the NCLR Resistance

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The current administration and Congress have shown a dangerous lack of regard for if not outright hostility towards core American values of fairness, justice, religious liberty, respect for the family, and stewardship for the planet. In particular, their actions have targeted LGBTQ people and our families, women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and the poor…

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Legislation: Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

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NCLR is strongly committed to passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would provide federal protections against employment discrimination for LGBT employees. Without explicit federal protections from employment discrimination, LGBT employees face significant job discrimination and live in fear of being fired just because of who they are. Right now, in 29 states, people can…

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Press Releases

Federal Legislation and Policy

September 18, 2017

Trans military “guidance”: NCLR, GLAD statement

Federal Legislation and Policy

August 31, 2017

Trans Military Ban: New Motion from GLAD, NCLR Would Immediately Stop Ban

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