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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 Youth

In re Brock

STATUS: Victory, Arizona

When Brock was in second grade, his peers began bullying and ostracizing him because he’s transgender. Worse, some parents organized a campaign to force the school district to stop affirming Brock’s gender identity, and to prohibit him from using the boys restroom. It didn’t take long before Brock began showing significant psychological distress and his…

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Transgender Law

In re Denee Mallon Medicare Challenge

STATUS: Victory

At the age of 74, Denee Mallon never set out to make history, only for the chance to live authentically, as who she truly is. But thanks to her determination, she successfully challenged Medicare’s ban on providing sex affirming surgeries in a groundbreaking case brought by NCLR and legal partners. After winning the case and…

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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

October 11, 2015

California Governor Signs Landmark Bill Protecting Transgender Children in Foster Care

Transgender Law

October 7, 2015

California Governor Signs Bill Protecting Transgender Employees of Companies Working with State

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