National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Year: 2017

Our Voices blog

A Note for Those in Our Community Planning to Enlist in the Military

On January 1, for the first time in history, transgender Americans will be able to openly enlist in our nation’s military. This is an incredible moment, and one we can all celebrate. We know that many transgender Americans have been planning and preparing for over a year for this day.  And many others will now begin considering this as a real option for the very first time. The military has put considerable time into preparing for this day, and has developed guidelines for those charged with...

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Trump Drops Attempts to Delay Transgender Enlistment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Trump administration drops attempts to delay transgender enlistment after repeated court losses in NCLR and GLAD lawsuits; military to begin accepting qualified trans...

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California Federal Court Enjoins Trump’s Transgender Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tony Hoang, Equality California tony@eqca.org / (281)-703-9292 Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Fails Again in Court as California Federal District...

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Trump Attempt to Delay Trans Enlistment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Court Denies Trump Administration Request to Delay January 1 Transgender Enlistment Date    (Washington, D.C., December 22, 2017)—The D.C. Circuit...

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Former Military & Security Officials Oppose Trump Administration Trans Enlistment Delay, New NCLR and GLAD Filing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Nearly 50 Retired Military Officers and National Security Officials File Brief in Support of Transgender Plaintiffs in Doe v. Trump, Dispute Need for Trump Administration’s...

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NCLR’s Shannon Minter Argues California Trans Military Ban Case in Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Tony Hoang, Equality California tony@eqca.org / 281-703-9292  California Federal Court Hears Arguments Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban from California Attorney...

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Statement from NCLR’s Kate Kendell on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  Statement from National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee   (SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2017)—San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, a civil rights lawyer and the first Asian American person elected mayor of San Francisco, died early this morning. National Center...

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Judge Rejects Trump Administration Request to Delay Trans Enlistment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769   Federal Judge Rejects Trump Administration Request to Further Delay Transgender Military Enlistment Judge Kollar-Kotelly Denies Request for Stay of Injunction, Reaffirms Enlistment Must Begin January 1...

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Arkansas Governor Directs Arkansas Department of Health to Comply with U.S. Supreme Court Decision and Issue Birth Certificates to the Children of Same-Sex Married Couples

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Arkansas Governor Directs Arkansas Department of Health to Comply with U.S. Supreme Court Decision and Issue Birth Certificates to the Children of Same-Sex Married Couples In June, the Supreme Court ruled in Pavan v. Smith that marriage equality requires that same-sex married couples and different-sex married couples be treated the same under...

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Trump administration distorting evidence to prevent trans enlistment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lauren Gray, Communications Director, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Amanda Johnston, Director of Public Affairs & Education, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 New NCLR and GLAD Doe v. Trump Court Filing Reveals Trump Administration is Distorting Evidence to Prevent Trans Enlistment (WASHINGTON, D.C.,...

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