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LGBTQ Victory: Supreme Court Allows AZ Same-Sex Parents Decision to Stand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018 Contact:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   In Victory for LGBTQ Community, U.S. Supreme Court Allows Decision Ruling Married Same-Sex Parents and Married Different-Sex Parents Must be Treated Equally to Stand U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Review Arizona Supreme Court Decision in McLaughlin NCLR says, “States across the country should take careful...

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NCLR Eliminates Remnants of Utah LGBTQ Censorship Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 NCLR eliminates remnants of LGBTQ censorship rule in Utah schools NCLR settles federal case challenging Utah ban on supportive speech about LGBTQ community in public and charter schools   (SALT LAKE CITY, October 6, 2017)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) settled Equality Utah v. Utah State Board of...

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NCLR statement on the death of LGBTQ rights hero and icon Edith Windsor

Contact:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 National Center for Lesbian Rights statement on the death of Edith Windsor, LGBTQ rights icon NCLR says, “Her legacy will live on in history and be felt in the lives of our community for many years to come ”   (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 12, 2017)—National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate...

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Ending DACA Puts LGBTQ Lives at Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Trump’s Decision to End DACA Could Put 75,000 LGBTQ Young People’s Lives At Risk NCLR says, “this administration just turned the lives of tens of thousands of our community members upside down” (WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2017)—National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the following statement in...

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Far-right Republican health care repeal would leave millions of LGBTQ people uninsured

(San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2017)—Despite overwhelming opposition to previous efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, far-right Republicans in Congress have come out with a new plan to gut Affordable Care Act protections, which could be put to a vote on the floor of the House as early as Saturday . National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. issued the following statement in response:   “The latest health care repeal plan is another dangerous attempt to take...

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NCLR responds to historic sexual orientation discrimination decision

(April 4, 2017 San Francisco)— Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision holding that federal laws protecting workers from sex discrimination prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.  Reversing older decisions denying federal protection to LGBTQ workers, the court concluded that developments in U.S. Supreme Court precedent over the past two decades required the court to reconsider its earlier cases and conclude...

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NCLR responds to Trump Administration’s quiet take-down of federal protections against LGBTQ employment discrimination

Federal government no longer required to weigh a history of LGBTQ employment discrimination against a company when deciding with which companies to do business   (March 28, 2017 San Francisco)—Yesterday, the Trump Administration quietly issued an executive order rescinding Obama administration progress toward eliminating LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. Previously, former president Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13673 took aim at LGBTQ discrimination by requiring federal contractors to...

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Statement from NCLR in continued opposition to President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch fails to affirm fundamental rights for LGBTQ community, views Constitution as ‘frozen in time,’ and believes religion can justify discrimination against vulnerable groups (San Francisco, CA, March 23, 2017)- Today marked the final day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch. NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. issued the following statement in response: “As we celebrate our fortieth year securing...

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Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ Community

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is a reminder that through a combination of stigma and myths, sexual assault in the LGBTQ community is often rendered invisible or dismissed outright, despite CDC statistics that show the sexual assault rate for LGBTQ individuals is comparable or higher than the sexual assault rate for heterosexual individuals. Approximately 1 in 8 lesbian women and nearly half of bisexual women experience rape in their lifetime, and statistics likely...

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NCLR Applauds John Trasviña, Outgoing Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Statement by NCLR Policy Director Maya Rupert, Esq. (Washington D.C., May 21, 2013)—John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will be leaving HUD on May 21, 2013 to become Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Assistant Secretary Trasviña has served in the Obama administration since 2009 when he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Under his leadership, FHEO has undertaken...

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Supreme Court Rules on Title VII! Give now & Celebrate!