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NCLR + Planned Parenthood Northern California Q&A

51 years ago, on January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade recognized the individual right to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Since this right was overturned in the Dobbs decision in June 2022, we’ve seen cruel abortion bans passed and even attempts to outlaw medication abortion. We know bans and restrictions on this important healthcare impact poor and working class people, rural residents, people of color, and queer folks the most.  From advocating for...

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NCLR Applauds Ohio Governor DeWine for Vetoing Transgender Medical Care Ban

December 29, 2023 – Today Ohio Governor Mike DeWine vetoed HB 68 – a bill that would have banned medical care for transgender adolescents, stating: “It is the parents who know their child best.” Across the country, federal district courts have enjoined similar bans enacted by other states, finding that they violate parents’ fundamental right to make medical decisions for their children and also unlawfully discriminate against transgender people. Recently, however, both the Eleventh...

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Federal Trial Concludes In Challenge To The First State Law Attempting To Deprive Transgender Adults Of Healthcare, Florida’s SB 254

Multiple days of powerful testimony highlight the danger and lack of justification for the first law in the country that would seek to deprive transgender adults of healthcare in addition to banning care for adolescents Contact:Amanda Johnston, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders  | 617-417-7769 | ajohnston@glad.org Aryn Fields, Human Rights Campaign Foundation |...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, November 13, 2023 CONTACTJennifer Bing, NCLR, 415.845.9406, jbing@nclrights.org  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – To kick off Transgender Awareness Week 2023, the National Center for Lesbian Rights announced today the launch of the Healthcare is Caring campaign to show that transgender healthcare, just like any other form of essential care, can save lives and enable people to thrive. ...

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We call on our elected leaders to stand up for equal access to health care for transgender youth and adults. The medical community has stated clearly and forcefully that this health care is safe, essential and lifesaving and, yet, some politicians are intent on taking it away. This has to stop. The state bans, the federal funding restrictions, the false “child abuse” investigations – all of it must stop. Let’s be clear: Healthcare decisions should be made by the patients and their...

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On November 3, NCLR filed a petition asking the US Supreme Court to review a devastating decision by the Sixth Circuit allowing states to completely ban medical care for transgender adolescents. This decision is not only extremely harmful in itself, but it also invites states to trample on the rights of vulnerable families and to target LGBTQ people with impunity. We are under attack, but we are fighting back, and in many cases, we are winning. We cannot allow this appalling decision to...

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Champions for Justice 2024

We are creating the world we all deserve. For four decades, NCLR has been blazing a trail of civil rights wins for all LGBTQ people. Today, we are, quite literally, fighting for our lives. After years of progress — discrimination protections in housing, education, sports and employment; same-sex marriage, adoption and family building; protecting reproductive rights and ending conversion therapy — we are seeing the gravest backlash. Transgender youth are now the target, and in states across the...

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A CRISIS IN FLORIDA Over the past two years, the state of Florida has enacted several laws that negatively impact the LGBTQ community and our families in the Sunshine State. From banning transgender healthcare to removing books with positive representations of LGBTQ characters from libraries, banning transgender girls from playing sports, and making it illegal just to say “gay” or “trans” in schools, the state legislature has actively worked to make life exceedingly...

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Statement on Denial of Preliminary Injunction for Florida SB 254’s Restrictions on Healthcare for Transgender Adults

September 12, 2023 (TALLAHASSEE) — A Florida federal district court judge today issued an order denying a motion to temporarily block state restrictions on access to healthcare for transgender adults contained in SB 254 while the legal challenge to the law continues. Attorneys for the plaintiffs issued the following statement: “The state’s restrictions on well-established health care in SB 254 serve no purpose other than to intentionally prevent transgender people from receiving the care they...

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