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Utah Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

Utah Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

The plaintiffs are represented by the ACLU of Utah, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Today, two Utah families filed a legal challenge in Utah state court against House Bill 11, which prohibits transgender girls from competing in school sports. The law, which the Legislature enacted over Governor Spencer Cox’s veto, singles out transgender girls in order to exclude them from girls’ sports. It bars every...

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Judge Halts Alabama Law Criminalizing Parents for Obtaining Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

Judge Halts Alabama Law Criminalizing Parents for Obtaining Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

Parents and doctors express relief that transgender adolescents will be able to continue receiving necessary medical care while their challenge to SB 184 proceeds. An Alabama federal district court judge has issued a ruling blocking enforcement of Alabama SB 184 while a legal challenge to the law proceeds. SB 184 criminalizes parents who seek to get essential medical care for their transgender children’s needs. It provides up to 10 years in prison as penalty for anyone, including doctors...

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Judge Halts Alabama Law Criminalizing Parents for Obtaining Essential Medical Care for their Transgender Children

Alabama Parents, Joined by Minister and Medical Providers, Seek Emergency Court Order Blocking Law that Will Criminalize their Transgender Children’s Ongoing Medical Care

Facing criminal penalties and a devastating loss of essential medical care for their children, four Alabama parents from across the state, joined by two medical providers and Rev. Eknes-Tucker of Pilgrim UCC Church in Birmingham will ask a federal court to block SB 184 from taking effect Four Alabama parents are asking a federal court to stop SB 184 from taking effect on May 8, saying the law strips them of the right to make important decisions about their children’s healthcare. SB 184...

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Utah Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

After Governor Ivey Signs Anti-Transgender Bill, Alabama Families and Doctors Sue to Stop State’s Criminalization of Healthcare for Transgender Children and Adolescents

Two Alabama families and Alabama medical providers Dr. Morissa Ladinsky and Dr. Hussein Abdul-Latif have filed suit in federal court following Governor Kay Ivey’s signing of SB 184. The plaintiffs are represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Human Rights Campaign with King & Spalding LLP and Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Today civil and LGBTQ legal rights advocates SPLC, GLAD, NCLR, and HRC,...

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Utah Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

Doctors and Families to Challenge Alabama’s Criminalization of Healthcare for Transgender Children and Adolescents

The Southern Poverty Law Center,  the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and Human Rights Campaign will bring suit on behalf of two medical providers and multiple families who would be directly harmed by the law The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), joined by co-counsel King & Spalding LLP and Lightfoot, Franklin &...

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White House Welcomes Trans Youth

White House Welcomes Trans Youth

Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Admiral Rachel Levine historically mark Transgender Day of Visibility in meeting with transgender and non-binary youth, their families and advocates, while announcing slew of federal policy changes WASHINGTON, DC – On March 31, 2022, in recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Admiral Rachel Levine welcomed six transgender and non-binary youth and their families to...

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Utah Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

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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NCLR Denounces TX Governor Abbott’s Order to “Investigate” Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Kids

NCLR Denounces TX Governor Abbott’s Order to “Investigate” Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Kids

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – This week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an order purporting to direct child welfare agents in the state to “investigate” parents who support their transgender children. The move comes days after Texas Attorney General  Ken Paxton issued a non-binding opinion claiming that state law prohibits parents from seeking medically necessary – and often lifesaving – gender-affirming care for transgender children.             Statement from NCLR Transgender Youth Project Director...

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Transgender Teens Bring Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Arizona Medicaid’s Categorical Exclusion of Surgery for Transgender People

Transgender Teens Bring Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Arizona Medicaid’s Categorical Exclusion of Surgery for Transgender People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 6, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org TUCSON, AZ – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), along with co-counsel King & Spalding LLP and Perkins Coie LLP, filed a class-action lawsuit challenging Arizona Medicaid’s categorical exclusion for surgical treatment for...

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NCLR Files Amicus Brief in Support of Gavin Grimm

On November 25, 2019, the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student who was mistreated in school because he is transgender. Representing a coalition of organizations that work with families raising transgender youth, the brief tells the stories of families raising transgender children in states within the Fourth Circuit (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South...

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