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Help NCLR Stop Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” law

On March 31, NCLR filed the first – and at this time only – lawsuit against Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill. 

Representing Equality Florida and Family Equality along with many individuals, NCLR is fighting to overturn this law before it goes into effect on July 1.  Read all about the case and more.

This fight is beginning in Florida but other states are following suit and we are ready to sue!  

Chip in $10, 25 or $50 today to stop these insidious and hateful laws!   

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Legislation & Policy

California Assembly Bill 2085

California

Children of color are significantly more likely to be reported for allegations of abuse and neglect, despite the vast majority of those allegations being unfounded or unsubstantiated. LGBTQ parents of color are even more likely to lose custody of their children through the child welfare system. Even when families are not separated by the system, unnecessary investigation and surveillance of families by the system harms children by disrupting family dynamics and stability. Mandated reporters of possible child abuse and neglect are currently required to report families impacted by poverty. NCLR supports AB 2085, which would change the requirements for California mandated reporters of possible child neglect to reduce the number of families unnecessarily swept into the child welfare system simply based on poverty or bias.

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Cases & Advocacy

Hecox v. Little

Idaho

In 2020, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed into law HB 500 – the so-called “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” – making Idaho the first state to pass a law banning transgender athletes from participating in sports.

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Resources

Press Release

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Washington State Law Protecting Minors from Conversion Therapy

January 23, 2023 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday rejected a therapist’s request for the court to reconsider its previous decision upholding the State of Washington’s law protecting minors from conversion therapy by licensed health professionals. Conversion therapy is a dangerous and discredited practice that attempts to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Publications

Supporting LGBTQI Youth in the Prison Abolition Movement

This report synthesizes findings from three sets of sources with recommendations and guidance to support this population of young people. Given the disproportionately negative outcomes experienced by LGBTQI youth in the prison system, this report makes the case for approaching the academic literature with an understanding of intersectionality, in order to support LGBTQI young people involved in a broad range of social movements. This report also serves to highlight ways in which these young people are well poised to become powerful change agents in the movement to end the failed youth prison model.

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