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ACLU and NCLR Vow to File Lawsuit Challenging AZ Ban on Healthcare for Trans Youth

ACLU and NCLR Vow to File Lawsuit Challenging AZ Ban on Healthcare for Trans Youth

Following Governor Ducey’s decision to sign a bill that bans some types of medical care for transgender youth into law, the ACLU and NCLR have pledged to challenge the law in court.  PHOENIX, Az. – Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1138 into law today. SB 1138 is an anti-trans piece of legislation that aims to limit healthcare for transgender youth even when doctors have said it is medically-necessary and lifesaving. This legislation has been opposed by healthcare...

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Protect LGBTQ Access to Healthcare!

The Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a rule that would open the door to increased discrimination in health care against LGBTQ people and those who use reproductive health care services. But they can’t start applying this rule before they hear from the public. We need to let them know that this new rule is unacceptable. Use the form below to tell the administration that all people deserve access to health care free from discrimination. If you are an...

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National Center for Lesbian Rights says it will fight newly released Senate healthcare repeal plan “with the full force of our community behind us”

(Washington, DC, June 22, 2017)—Today, Senate Republicans released a “discussion draft” of their healthcare repeal plan. National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the following statement in response:   “After unprecedented secrecy during drafting, a small number of senators put forward a plan today to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, including millions of LGBTQ Americans,” said Kate Kendell, executive director at the National Center for Lesbian...

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More than 60 LGBTQ groups tell Senate that healthcare repeal would ‘harm millions’ of Americans and devastate the health of the LGBTQ community

(Washington, DC, June 13, 2017)—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) delivered a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them not to gut access to healthcare. More than 60 LGBTQ organizations, representing millions of LGBTQ people across the country, signed onto this letter sharing deep concerns for the health of our community. The letter notes that the Congressional Budget Office has projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would result...

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More than 60 LGBTQ groups tell Senate that healthcare repeal would ‘harm millions’ of Americans and devastate the health of the LGBTQ community

On June 13, 2017,  the Human Rights Campaign and National Center for Lesbian Rights delivered a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them not to gut access to healthcare. More than 60 LGBTQ organizations, representing millions of LGBTQ people across the country, signed onto this letter sharing deep concerns for the health of our community. The letter notes that the Congressional Budget Office has projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in 14 million Americans losing health...

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NCLR settles sex discrimination case for trans-inclusive employee health care

(Cincinnati, OH, May 15, 2017)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, along with Gerhardstein & Branch and the Law Office of Scott Knox, announced that they reached a settlement in Rachel Dovel v. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, et al.  Ms. Dovel has received insurance coverage for gender affirming surgery, which was previously excluded under the Library’s employee health care plan. In 2016, Ms. Dovel was forced to take out a personal loan to cover the cost of...

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NCLR on House passage of healthcare repeal bill

(San Francisco, CA, May 4, 2017)—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which if passed, would leave millions of Americans without health insurance, strip protections from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, gut Medicaid, block patient access to trusted medical providers at Planned Parenthood, and undercut 30 years of progress made in fighting HIV. The Affordable Care Act provided coverage to thousands of people living with HIV by...

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Far-right Republican health care repeal would leave millions of LGBTQ people uninsured

(San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2017)—Despite overwhelming opposition to previous efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, far-right Republicans in Congress have come out with a new plan to gut Affordable Care Act protections, which could be put to a vote on the floor of the House as early as Saturday . National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. issued the following statement in response:   “The latest health care repeal plan is another dangerous attempt to take...

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NCLR speaks out against today’s resolution allowing states to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood

NCLR says “when opponents of reproductive health target Planned Parenthood, they target us”  (San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2017)—Today, President Trump signed a resolution allowing states to withhold Title X family planning funds from health care providers that provide abortion care. This resolution overturned a rule enacted by the Obama Administration that prevented states from denying Title X reimbursement to qualified providers. NCLR Policy Director Julianna S. Gonen, Esq....

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30 LGBTQ Organizations Stand With Planned Parenthood

(Washington D.C., March 9, 2017)— Yesterday, the National Center for Lesbian Rights joined a group of thirty LGBTQ organizations to send a joint letter to Capitol Hill calling on House and Senate leadership to drop their efforts to kick Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program. House Republicans have included the measure targeting the popular health care provider in their draft legislation to roll back the protections of the Affordable Care Act. Two House committees have begun...

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