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November 25, 2014

NCLR’s Statement on Grand Jury Decision to Not Indict Michael Brown’s Shooter

(San Francisco, CA, November 24, 2014)—Today, a Ferguson grand jury decided not to bring criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, this summer in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision comes after months of deliberation where a grand jury was impaneled to consider possible criminal…


Asylum & Immigration

November 21, 2014

NCRL Responds to President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

(Washington, DC, November 20, 2014)—Tonight, President Obama announced a series of executive actions that will provide work permits and temporary relief from the threat of deportation for close to five million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. “We welcome today’s announcement as a first step towards repairing a broken and discriminatory immigration system…



November 15, 2014

Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

(Sioux Falls, SD, Nov. 14, 2014)—South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after United States Judge Karen Schreier rejected the State’s motion for the case to be dismissed on Friday. The Court heard arguments in Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard on October 17 in Sioux Falls. The Attorney General’s Office argued that a 2006 8th Circuit…



November 14, 2014

NCLR Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Tennessee Marriage Equality Case

(Nashville, TN, Nov. 14, 2014)—Today, the three same-sex couples challenging the State of Tennessee’s laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage and refusing to recognize their out-of-state marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that state marriage bans do not violate the U.S. Constitution. In…


Family & Relationships

November 12, 2014

NCLR Applauds the Oklahoma Supreme Court for Allowing Same-Sex Parents to Seek Custody

(Oklahoma City, OK, November 12, 2014)—In a victory for all LGBT families in Oklahoma, the state’s Supreme Court ruled today that non-biological parents in a same-sex relationship can seek custody of children they raised based on an agreement to parent together. The decision found that there is no public policy in Oklahoma against a child having…


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