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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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Case: G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

STATUS: Pending | Virginia

On October 28, 2015, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and Goodwin Procter LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of medical and mental health professionals in support of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. The case, filed in federal district court in Virginia by the American…

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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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Featured Policy & Legislation

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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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Legislation: Assembly Bill 3371

New Jersey

In 2013, NCLR worked with local advocates in New Jersey to pass Assembly Bill 3371—a law modeled off California’s groundbreaking Senate Bill 1172. On August 19, Governor Chris Christie signed the nation’s second law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from practicing anti-LGBT conversion therapy on those under 18 years old. Though every major medical and mental health organization has…

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Press Releases

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August 1, 2016

Seattle Joins Growing Number of Jurisdictions Protecting LGBTQ Kids from Conversion Therapy

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May 25, 2016

Vermont Joins Growing Number of Jurisdictions Protecting LGBTQ Kids from Conversion Therapy

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