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Lesbian Couple Sues Senior Housing Community for Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, National Center for Lesbian Rights lgray@nclrights.org / 215-983-3099 Missouri Lesbian Couple Sues Senior Housing Community for Discrimination NCLR says, “Mary and Bev were denied housing for one reason and one reason only—because they were married to each other rather than to men. This is exactly the type of sex discrimination the Fair Housing Act...

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Attacks on Birth Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Lauren Gray, Communications Director, NCLR lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099   NCLR responds to Trump Administration’s Attack on Birth Control WASHINGTON, D.C.—In yet another assault on access to health care, the Trump administration today issued a regulation that would dramatically undermine an essential benefit under the Affordable Care Act—insurance...

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Within hours, Trump administration lands two punches against transgender community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2017 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 On the Same Day, Trump Administration Lands Two Punches Against Trans Community: Pushing Courts to Ignore Transgender Military Ban...

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NCLR responds Trump’s executive order expanding religious exemptions

NCLR says order “revised after LGBTQ community came out in full force” and that “the LGBTQ community will not stand down” (San Francisco, CA, May 4, 2017)—Today, President Trump signed an executive order expanding religious exemptions, weakening our nation’s commitment to separation between church and state and permitting decisions about employees’ access to health care to be made based on the personal religious views of employers. National Center for...

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Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump

NCLR and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) represent the plaintiffs in two major lawsuits challenging President Trump’s directive to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military. The suits, Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump, were filed on behalf of transgender service members with decades of combined military service. In June 2016, after comprehensive review of the issue by military experts and others, the Department of Defense announced that transgender...

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Supreme Court Rules on Title VII! Give now & Celebrate!