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Marriage

April 10, 2014

Statement Regarding Tenth Circuit Oral Argument in Utah Marriage Equality Case

(Denver, CO, April 10, 2014)—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit heard oral argument in the Utah freedom to marry case, Kitchen v. Herbert, in Denver. This was the first federal appellate court hearing in a freedom to marry case since the United States Supreme Court ruled in June 2013 that…

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Additional Civil Rights

April 2, 2014

NCLR Responds to Discriminatory Mississippi Bill Moving to Governor’s Desk

(San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2014)—Late Tuesday, the Mississippi legislature sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would permit businesses and individuals to refuse services to LGBT people and others based on religious grounds. If the governor signs Senate Bill 2681, the law would go into effect on July 1. Statement by NCLR Executive…

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Additional Civil Rights

April 1, 2014

NCLR Celebrates Huge Strides for LGBT Equality at Annual Celebration

(San Francisco, CA, April 1, 2014)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is proud to announce that it will honor several heroes—including actor Meredith Baxter for her LGBT advocacy and survivors of so-called “reparative therapy” for their courage in speaking out to protect other LGBT youth—in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality…

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Additional Civil Rights

March 26, 2014

NCLR and EQCA Urge CA to Divest From Russian Companies Supporting Attacks on LGBT Youth

(San Francisco, CA, March 26, 2014)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Equality California (EQCA) are launching a petition campaign urging California Public Employees’ Retirement System—CalPERS—to divest from Russian companies directly supporting the torture and abuse of LGBT youth in Russia. CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in the nation, has invested more…

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Additional Civil Rights

March 19, 2014

NCLR in Palm Springs Event Celebrates Progress Made in the Movement for LGBT Equality

(Palm Springs, CA, March 19, 2014)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is proud to announce its annual Dinah Weekend celebration on April 5th honoring the progress that has been made in the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. This year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet. More than 200…

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