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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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Curb Records, Mike Curb Foundation File Suit Against Governor Lee Challenging Tennessee Anti-Business Sign Mandate

Curb Records, Mike Curb Foundation File Suit Against Governor Lee Challenging Tennessee Anti-Business Sign Mandate

NASHVILLE, TN – Renowned independent record label Curb Records and the Mike Curb Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit, Curb Records v. William Lee, challenging a new Tennessee law, HB 1182, that requires businesses to post a demeaning notice on their premises if they have policies allowing access for transgender individuals on an equal basis to other patrons. The complaint asserts that HB 1182 – which designates precise dimensions, red and yellow coloring and specific language...

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NCLR and GLAD Respond to President Trump’s Statements about the Transgender Military Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2019 Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org   Organizations leading the legal fight against the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s false claims that allowing transgender people to serve in the military would be overly costly: Statement by...

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Attorneys Leading the Legal Fight Against the Ban Applaud Bipartisan Members of Congress for Standing By Transgender Troops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2019 Contacts: Amanda Johnston, GLAD ajohnston@glad.org / (617) 417-7769 Shannon Minter, NCLR sminter@nclrights.org / (415) 624-6071   GLAD, NCLR STATEMENTS ON HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HEARING ON TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN Attorneys Leading the Legal Fight Against the Ban Applaud Bipartisan Members of Congress for Standing By...

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Federal Court Orders Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Gender Confirmation Surgery for Idaho Trans Woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   Federal Court Orders Prison to Provide Medically Urgent Gender Confirmation Surgery for Idaho Trans Woman        Preliminary injunction is necessary to stop the “de facto” denial of transgender healthcare to prisoners by the Department of Correction BOISE, ID.—The U.S. District Court for the...

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Massachusetts Could Roll Back Trans Rights This Year — And We Need to Fight Back

* This piece originally appeared in them.us on September 10, 2018. A vote this November on trans rights in Massachusetts could have wide-ranging national consequences. by Shannon Minter & Jennifer Levi This November, Massachusetts voters will be the first anywhere to be asked whether they will retain a statewide law protecting transgender people’s equal access to public places. The law, Bill S.2047, was passed in 2016 with bipartisan support and signed by a Republican governor. For over...

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NCLR, GLAD Outraged over Judicial Nominee’s Comments

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 NCLR and GLAD, At the Center of Transgender Military Ban Legal Fight, Express Outrage Over Trump Judicial Nominee Calling Transgender Kids...

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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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