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Utah Court Halts Law Barring Transgender Girls from Playing on Girls’ Sports Teams

Utah Court Halts Law Barring Transgender Girls from Playing on Girls’ Sports Teams

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Today, the Third District Court of Utah issued an order blocking enforcement of a newly enacted law, H.B. 11, that barred all transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams. The court held that the new law likely violates the equality guarantees of the Utah Constitution by singling out transgender girls and barring them from competing on girls’ teams regardless of their individual circumstances. After a two-day hearing, the court concluded that “the Defendants do...

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Parents, Medical Experts, Faith Groups and 21 States Urge Appeals Court Not to Reinstate Alabama Law Criminalizing Healthcare for Transgender Youth

Parents, Medical Experts, Faith Groups and 21 States Urge Appeals Court Not to Reinstate Alabama Law Criminalizing Healthcare for Transgender Youth

Multiple friend-of-the-court briefs filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees in Rev. Eknes-Tucker v. Marshall ALABAMA – Parents of transgender children have filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to uphold the injunction against S.B. 184. The Alabama law, blocked by a federal judge in May 2022, would criminalize doctors and parents for ensuring their transgender children can access necessary medical care....

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U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Transgender People Are Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Transgender People Are Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

First-of-its-kind Appeals Court ruling says transgender people cannot be excluded from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in public institutions—including carceral settings RICHMOND, VA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed that transgender people who experience gender dysphoria are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. The ruling reverses a Virginia district court’s dismissal of claims brought by Kesha Williams, a...

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Parents Urge Appeals Court to Maintain Block on Alabama Law That Would Criminalize Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

Parents Urge Appeals Court to Maintain Block on Alabama Law That Would Criminalize Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

MONTGOMERY, AL – Parents challenging Alabama’s SB 184 have responded to the State’s appeal of a district court ruling that blocked enforcement of the law in May 2022. SB 184 criminalizes parents who seek essential medical care for their transgender children, the doctors who provide this medical care, and anyone else who assists transgender young people to get the care they need. Under the law, parents, doctors, and others could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to...

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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...

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