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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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Gender and Sexuality Alliance v. Spearman

STATUS: Victory! | South Carolina

On February 26, 2020, NCLR and Lambda Legal, along with private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson, Brazil & Burke, and law professor Clifford Rosky, filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South Carolina statute that prohibits public school health education from including any discussion of same-sex relationships except in the context of sexually transmitted diseases. The lawsuit…

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Equality Arizona v. Hoffman

STATUS: Victory! | Arizona

On March 28, 2019, Equality Arizona, represented by National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal, along with law professor Clifford Rosky and pro bono counsel Perkins Coie LLP, filed a federal lawsuit challenging Arizona’s anti-LGBTQ curriculum law, which bars public school students from receiving medically accurate, age-appropriate information about non-heterosexual people in their health…

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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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July 3, 2019

Born Perfect Applauds Amazon Decision to Stop Promoting Dangerous “Gay Cure” Fraud to Parents

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June 28, 2019

Utah Governor Herbert Orders Utah Licensing Board to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

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