National Center for Lesbian Rights

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Month: August 2017

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Trans Military Ban: New Motion from GLAD, NCLR Would Immediately Stop Ban

Contact: Lauren Gray, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Carisa Cunningham (617) 447-6500 NCLR, GLAD File New Motion for Urgent, Immediate Halt to President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban   Military leaders speak out in powerful new declarations against Trump’s ban, its disruption to armed forces and threat to national security New plaintiff, Regan Kibby from U.S. Naval...

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NCLR Responds to Inaccurate Reports that Secretary Mattis Has Halted Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Legal Director Shannon Minter issued the following statement in response to suggestions that Secretary Mattis exercised discretion to halt Trump’s transgender military ban: “Secretary Mattis did not make a decision to ‘buy time’ or to ‘freeze’ the current policy. The President’s August 25, 2017 Memorandum expressly provides that the new ban does not go into effect until March 23, 2018 and expressly states that no one can...

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White House Issues Transgender Military Guidance: Joint Statement by NCLR and GLAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  White House Issues Transgender Military Guidance NCLR and GLAD Say Their Current Lawsuit Will Stop Ban   (WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2017) —Attorneys from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) representing five servicemembers who...

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NCLR Statement on Transgender Military Ban Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  White House Transgender Military Ban Sacrifices National Security to Promote Baseless Discrimination NCLR says “this is not who we want to become: a country so committed to baseless discrimination that we are willing to sacrifice even our national security” (WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2017)—Sources report that the...

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Civil Rights Commission urges Trump against trans military ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099  U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Urges Trump to Reconsider Transgender Military Ban NCLR says we need government leaders to check this administration’s “attempts to govern through the use of unbridled power and authority and its flagrant civil rights violations” (San Francisco, CA, August 18, 2017)—Today, the U.S....

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We must smash white supremacy. Together.

Yesterday, the President of the United States defended white supremacy and virulent racism on national television. He derided the journalists who challenged or questioned his comments, and he created a false equivalence between anti-racism protesters and Neo-Nazis. This is not normal. And we cannot allow this to become the new normal. Trump did not make yesterday’s statements in a vacuum. He made them against the backdrop of a nation reeling from the recent deadly racist rally in...

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Mateo Sánchez

Mateo Sánchez

Mateo joined NCLR as an Immigration Project Assistant in June 2017. In their role, Mateo works closely with the project director, immigration clients, and pro-bono attorneys to prepare documents, research, and translations for all immigration cases, including asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), U-Visa, and family-based petitions. Mateo graduated from Mills College with a double major in Legal Analysis and Research Psychology. During their undergrad education, Mateo worked as...

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NCLR and GLAD File Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:  Lauren Gray, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 Carisa Cunningham (617) 447-6500 NCLR and GLAD File Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Directive to Reinstate Ban on Transgender Military Service WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, lawyers from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a federal lawsuit in the...

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