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Transgender Parents

Since its start, NCLR has worked to ensure that LGBT parents have the legal protections they need.

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Transgender Youth

NCLR is committed to establishing legal protections that ensure transgender youth can live freely.

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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Transgender Law

Case: Carcano v. McCrory

STATUS: Pending | North Carolina

On October 25, 2016, NCLR filed an amicus brief in Carcano v. McCrory arguing that laws that single out transgender people for discrimination must be subjected to strict constitutional scrutiny and that North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB 2) fails that test. The brief also argues that North Carolina’s true purpose in passing HB 2 was…

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Transgender Youth

Case: Highland Local School District v. U.S. Dept. of Educ.

STATUS: Pending, Ohio

On September 26, 2016, Judge Algenon L. Marbley, a federal court judge in Ohio, ordered the Highland Local School District to treat Jane Doe “as the girl she is,” specifically requiring the school district to allow her to use the girls’ restroom and use her female name and pronouns when referring to her. In the…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

State Legislation & Policy

Legislation: California Senate Bill 731

California

On October 11, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill that protects transgender children in the foster care system. Authored by Senator Mark Leno, Senate Bill 731 gives critical guidance to child welfare workers regarding the placement of transgender youth in out-of-home care. The bill, co-authored by Senator Jim Beall, amends the Foster…

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Transgender Law

Policy: Medicare

NCLR, along with the ACLU national, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and a New Mexico civil rights attorney, filed a challenge in March 2013 to Medicare’s ban on medically necessary healthcare for transgender patients. Since the early 1980s, Medicare, which provides healthcare to Americans ages 65 and older and younger people with certain…

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Press Releases

Transgender Youth

September 26, 2016

Family Sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for Discriminatory Treatment of Transgender Teenager

Transgender Law

September 20, 2016

NCLR Welcomes HUD Rule Requiring Equal Treatment of Transgender People in Emergency Shelters

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