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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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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Transgender Youth

Case: Prescott v. RCHSD

STATUS: Pending | California

On September 26, 2016, the mother of a transgender teenaged boy who was admitted into Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) for inpatient care filed a lawsuit against the hospital for discrimination against her son. Katharine Prescott took her 14-year-old son, Kyler Prescott, to RCHSD in early April 2015 for suicidal ideation and for treatment of…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Transgender Youth

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 Youth

Legislation: Senate Bill 1172

California

In 2012, NCLR helped draft and pass a groundbreaking law in California that prohibits licensed mental health practitioners from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Sometimes called “reparative therapy,” these dangerous practices by therapists put youth at risk of severe depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Every major medical…

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Press Releases

Transgender Youth

October 13, 2017

Trans Teen Who Died By Suicide Protected By Federal Sex Discrimination Protections

Transgender Youth

March 6, 2017

NCLR Statement on G.G. Case Being Sent Back to Fourth Circuit

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