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2017

Transgender Youth

February 23, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Transgender/GNC Students and Supporters Rally at San Francisco City Hall to Protest Trump Administration’s Withdrawal of Enforcement of Title IX and Rescinding Protections for Trans/GNC Youth

(San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2017)— Today, transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) youth will join together with community organizations and allies from across the Bay Area to rally in front of San Francisco City Hall at 5 p.m. on February 23rd, 2017 to protest the Trump Administration’s announcement that the United States Department of Justice…

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Asylum & Immigration

February 23, 2017

NCLR: Mass Deportation Program Dangerous and Illegal

(San Francisco, CA, February 23, 2017)— On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security released documents outlining plans for a program of mass deportation that effectively targets all undocumented people, putting millions of people at risk. The plans expand mandatory detention and so-called “Fast Track” deportations, which can be carried out without any hearing before a…

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Transgender Youth

February 23, 2017

NCLR Condemns Lawless Shift in Federal Policy on Transgender Students

(San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2017)— Today, under pressure from the Department of Justice, the Department of Education announced that it will no longer enforce Title IX to protect transgender students equally in all school facilities, including restrooms. Title IX guarantees students the right to a safe and supportive learning environment regardless of gender and…

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Asylum & Immigration

February 16, 2017

NCLR Condemns ICE Arrest of Survivor of Domestic Violence

We cannot condemn strongly enough ICE arresting a victim of domestic violence while she was in court seeking legal protection from her abuser, a right she was guaranteed under Texas law regardless of immigration status.

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Youth

February 10, 2017

New Guide Documents that Over Half of Girls in California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities Are LGBTQ or Gender Nonconforming

Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Impact Justice announce the release of a trailblazing publication entitled “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide.”

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Marriage

February 1, 2017

Statement of Tennessee Marriage Equality Plaintiffs in Response to President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

We are deeply concerned that the President’s choice to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court would vote to overturn the Court’s marriage equality decision and many other important victories the LGBT community has won before the Court.

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Federal Legislation & Policy

January 31, 2017

NCLR Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch

(San Francisco, CA, January 31, 2017) – Today the President announced the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the 11-month long vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The previous administration had nominated Merrick Garland, widely regarded as a political moderate, for the same position. Statement from NCLR Legal Director, Shannon Minter: “We strongly oppose this…

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Federal Legislation & Policy

January 31, 2017

Statement of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights on President Trump’s Nomination of a New Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

As legal organizations dedicated to securing the freedom and equality of LGBT persons through the courts, we call on the President to nominate, and the Senate to confirm, a new Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who has a demonstrated commitment to the legal equality of the full diversity of LGBT people and their families, and who will honor past Supreme Court decisions recognizing that equality.

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Employment

January 31, 2017

NCLR Statement on Trump Decision Regarding LGBT Executive Order

Today’s statement says only that President Trump does not intend to take the extreme step of abolishing existing anti-discrimination protections for federal employees and contractors, some of which have been in place for nearly twenty years. That is not a step forward.

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Asylum & Immigration

January 27, 2017

Trump Order on Muslim Refugees is an Attack on American Values

The announcement today represents a direct attack on our most cherished values as a nation.

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Asylum & Immigration

January 25, 2017

NCLR Condemns New Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants

Today’s executive orders on immigration confirm our worst fears that the Trump Administration will pursue inhumane, costly, and ineffective policies that will do nothing to make our nation more safe.

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