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Marriage

July 23, 2014

North Dakota Couples Ask Federal District Court to Invalidate State’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(Fargo, ND, July 23, 2014)—Late Tuesday, the seven same-sex couples who are challenging North Dakota’s laws banning marriage equality asked a federal court to declare the laws unconstitutional. In their request, the couples argue that North Dakota’s laws that prohibit marriage equality and the recognition of marriages of same-sex couples married in other states violate…

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Employment

July 18, 2014

President Obama Bars Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

(San Francisco, CA, July 18, 2014)—Today, the White House announced that on Monday President Obama will sign an Executive Order requiring all recipients of federal contracts to have policies that prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal contractors employ more than 20 percent of the U.S. workforce, and this historic move…

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Federal Legislation & Policy

July 16, 2014

NCLR Applauds USDA Non-Discrimination Final Rule

(Washington, D.C., July 16, 2014)—Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a final rule that extends crucial non-discrimination protections to transgender and gender non-conforming participants in many USDA services and programs. The rule amends the existing USDA non-discrimination rule, 7 C.F.R. 15(d), to add “gender identity” as a prohibited basis for discrimination in programs…

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Marriage

July 9, 2014

NCLR Responds to State of Utah’s Decision To Seek Supreme Court Review of Tenth Circuit Decision Striking Down Utah’s Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples

(Salt Lake City, UT, July 9, 2014)—Today, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced that his office will not seek further review by the full United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit of a June 2014 decision by a 3-judge panel of that court striking down Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The State of…

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Employment

July 8, 2014

Joint Statement on Withdrawal of Support for ENDA and Call for Equal Workplace Protections for LGBT People

(San Francisco, CA, July 8, 2014)—The following national LGBT legal organizations have signed onto the below statement: American Civil Liberties Union; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; Lambda Legal; National Center for Lesbian Rights; and Transgender Law Center. “The provision in the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that allows religious organizations to…

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