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Archives: Additional Civil Rights

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

In 2012, Colorado residents David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake for their upcoming wedding...

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Case: In re Silah

Silah came to NCLR in 2013 after years of fear and abuse. Born in Mexico, Silah was able to escape...

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Case: Stormans v. Selecky

In 2007, The Washington State Board of Pharmacy began requiring that pharmacists provide patients with prescribed medications if those medications...

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Case: Doe v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 and E.R. v. Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11

NCLR filed and settled a federal lawsuit on behalf of six students challenging the hostile anti-LGBT environment at Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District.

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Case: Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

The Christian Legal Society of Hastings School of the Law filed a lawsuit against the school arguing that the student group nondiscrimination policy violated their First Amendment right to discriminate against LGBT students. NCLR defended the school’s non-discrimination policy.

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Case: Ramirez v. Los Angeles Unified School District

NCLR and the ACLU of Southern California filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District and Washington Preparatory High School for discriminating against students based on their sexual orientation

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Case: Lessik and Manzon-Santos v. East Bay Iceland, Inc.

Represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Amy Todd and Tamara Fisher of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati,...

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Case: Koebke v. Bernardo Heights Country Club

NCLR supported a lesbian couple who sued Bernardo Heights Country Club after the club refused them the same membership benefits offered to different sex couples

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Case: Burrows v. ILWU

Marvin Burrows and his partner William Swenor were together for 51 years. Burrows and Swenor did everything within their power to demonstrate their commitment to each other and to provide for the surviving partner in the event of one partner's death, including registering as domestic partners. Swenor worked as a warehouse crew leader for more than 35 years. Throughout Swenor's employment, he was a member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and contributed to their pension plan.

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Case: California Education Committee, LLC et al. v. Jack O’Connell et al.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights successfully assisted in the defense of a California law protecting students from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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