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2020

State Legislation & Policy

April 2, 2020

NCLR Applauds Passage of Historic New York Law Modernizing Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020   CONTACTS: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director 415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Applauds Passage of Historic New York Law Modernizing Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction Protections Advocacy work by Protecting Modern Families Coalition ensured that language modernizing New York law was included in final budget that would allow LGBTQ individuals to…

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Transgender Youth

March 30, 2020

NCLR Condemns Idaho Law Barring Transgender Girls from Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2020   CONTACTS: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director 415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org NCLR Condemns Idaho Law Barring Transgender Girls from Sports “This is a heartbreaking day for these young people and their families, who have now been sent a toxic message of rejection and exclusion by elected officials in their own…

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Transgender Law

March 18, 2020

 Naval Officer Files New Challenge to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contacts: Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Christopher Vasquez, NCLR cvasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365 -1337  Naval Officer Files New Challenge to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Doe v. Esper is the first challenge to be filed since the transgender military ban went into effect BOSTON, MA —Jane Doe, an…

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Youth

March 11, 2020

VICTORY: South Carolina Court Strikes Outdated Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law as Unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 CONTACTS: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director 415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org Tom Warnke, Lambda Legal Media Relations Director 213.841.4503 | twarnke@lambdalegal.org Adam Polaski, Campaign for Southern Equality Communications Director 610.306.7956 | adam@southernequality.org VICTORY: South Carolina Court Strikes Outdated Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law as Unconstitutional CHARLESTON, SC – Today, the U.S. District Court for…

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Conversion Therapy

March 9, 2020

Canadian Introduction of Nationwide Conversion Therapy Ban is Part of a Growing Global Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2020 Contact: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director cvasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365-1337 Canadian Introduction of Nationwide Conversion Therapy Ban is Part of a Growing Global Movement OTTAWA, CA — Today, Canadian Minister of Justice David Lametti and Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth Bardish Chagger introduced legislation that would ban…

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State Legislation & Policy

March 3, 2020

Virginia Becomes 20th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2020 Contact: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director cvasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365-1337 Virginia Becomes 20th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy With Governor’s signature, VA becomes the first Southern state to end the harmful practice RICHMOND, VA — Yesterday Governor Ralph Northam signed a historic bill making Virginia the…

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Transgender Law

March 2, 2020

Parties Settle Landmark Lawsuit by Transgender Employee Who Was Unlawfully Denied Medically Necessary Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2020 CONTACTS: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director 415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org Parties Settle Landmark Lawsuit by Transgender Employee Who Was Unlawfully Denied Medically Necessary Care PORTLAND, OR – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, along with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Meyer Stephenson, announced a settlement on behalf of Christina…

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Youth

February 26, 2020

LGBTQ Advocates and South Carolina Youth File Lawsuit Challenging State’s Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 CONTACTS: Adam Polaski, Campaign for Southern Equality Communications Director 610.306.7956 | adam@southernequality.org Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director 415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org Tom Warnke | Lambda Legal Media Relations Director 213.841.4503 | twarnke@lambdalegal.org LGBTQ Advocates and South Carolina Youth File Lawsuit Challenging State’s Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law CHARLESTON, SC – Today the…

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Transgender Law

February 13, 2020

District Court Holds Public University Professor Does Not Have a Constitutional Right to Discriminate Against Transgender Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2020 Contacts: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director CVasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365-1337 District Court Holds Public University Professor Does Not Have a Constitutional Right to Discriminate Against Transgender Students CINCINNATI, OH — Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Susan J. Dlott dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by Professor Nicholas Meriwether against Shawnee State…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2020 Contact: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director cvasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365-1337 Shawn Gaylord, Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus Executive Director Shawn.Gaylord@mail.house.org / (202) 225-2305 Born Perfect Co-Founder Mathew Shurka Joins Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus & Special Guests to Discuss LGBTQ Youth Issues, Ending Conversion Therapy WASHINGTON, DC — Mathew Shurka, Co-Founder…

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Youth

January 22, 2020

Utah Becomes 19th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2020 Contact: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director cvasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365-1337 Utah Becomes 19th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy Historic new rule adopted by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing goes into effect today SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Today the Utah Division of Occupational…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2020 Contact: Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director cvasquez@nclrights.org / (415) 365-1337 Juvenile Law Center Awards National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Youth Policy Project Director Shannan Wilber its  Prestigious 2020 Leadership Prize PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Juvenile Law Center (JLC) today announced that NCLR’s Youth Policy Director Shannan Wilber will be…

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