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September 11, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

Court Rejects Anti-LGBT Groups’ Constitutional Challenges to Law (Trenton, NJ, September 11, 2014)—Today, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously upheld a 2013 New Jersey law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression or identity of patients under 18 years old. The…

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Marriage

September 10, 2014

Utah Marriage Case Legal Team Responds to State’s Response Brief Filed Today with U.S. Supreme Court

(San Francisco, CA, September 10, 2014)—Today, the State of Utah filed the final papers needed for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether or not to grant review of the Tenth Circuit ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in Utah. The Court has scheduled the case for possible discussion at its September 29th…

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Marriage

September 8, 2014

Statement Regarding Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Idaho Marriage Equality Case

(San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2014)—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument in the Idaho marriage equality case, Latta v. Otter, in San Francisco. The case was brought by four same-sex couples, Sue Latta and Traci Ehlers, Lori and Sharene Watsen, Shelia Robertson and Andrea Altmayer, and Amber…

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Marriage

August 28, 2014

Utah Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

(Salt Lake City, Utah, August 28, 2014)—Today, the three couples challenging the State of Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples asked the United States Supreme Court to accept the request of Utah state officials to review the case. In the brief filed today, the plaintiffs argue that Supreme Court review is required because same-sex…

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Youth

August 27, 2014

NCLR Representing Conversion Therapy Survivor who Alleges Sexual Abuse by School Leader After Coming Out

(DeSoto County, MS, August 27, 2014)—Yesterday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) helped file a complaint with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of a former student of Bethel Baptist School in Walls, Mississippi who says he was sexually abused for three years by a teacher attempting to “cure” his sexual orientation. The…

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