Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education

Archives: Additional Civil Rights

Legislation: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

NCLR is committed to comprehensive and humane immigration reform that provides a pathway forward for the 11 million undocumented people...


Legislation/Policy: Addressing Violence Against LGBT People

NCLR is committed to addressing and decreasing violence against LGBT people, particularly violence that disproportionately impacts women and transgender people...


Legislation: The Student Non-Discrimination Act and the Safe Schools Improvement Act

In response to a number of tragic recent instances of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment against young people – too many...


Policy: Federal LGBT Equal Access Rule

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is committed to increasing access to fair housing for the LGBT community across the...


Policy: Federal Hospital Visitation Rule

The National Center for Lesbian Rights was a lead partner with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on...


Legislation: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

NCLR has worked closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on implementation of the Patient Protection and...


Legislation: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010

On December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, which allowed for the repeal of the 1994 federal policy that barred LGB people from serving openly in the military. As President Obama remarked during the signing of the bill, “No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie, or look over their shoulder in order to serve the country that they love.”


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