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Transgender Parents

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


Transgender Youth

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


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Transgender Law

Adree Edmo v. Idaho Department of Correction et al.


    NCLR, along with co-counsel Rifkin Law Office, Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP, and Ferguson Durham, PLLC, represents Adree Edmo, a Native American transgender woman in the custody of the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC). After a three-day evidentiary hearing on Ms. Edmo’s motion for a preliminary injunction, Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued an…


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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State Legislation & Policy

Legislation: California Senate Bill 731


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…


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 Law

August 23, 2019

Federal Appeals Court Rules Idaho Department of Corrections Must Provide Gender Confirmation Surgery to Transgender Woman

Transgender Law

June 14, 2019

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

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