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NCLR Applauds Federal Agency Ruling Protecting Transgender Workers

(San Francisco, CA, April 24, 2012)—Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws against workplace discrimination, issued a landmark ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects transgender workers. The EEOC held that discrimination against a transgender employee on the basis of the employee’s gender identity is prohibited sex discrimination under federal law. While a number of federal courts have issued...

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State and National Civil Rights Groups Laud Maryland For Providing State Employee Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples

(Annapolis, MD, May 19, 2010) — Heartened that the State of Maryland has taken an important step forward for the rights of all families, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, Equality Maryland, the Maryland Black Family Alliance, Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights today lauded the state Department of Budget and Management for its decision to make the Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program inclusive of same-sex couples who have valid marriages...

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DOJ Declines to Appeal Veteran’s Victory in Transgender Discrimination Case

A Statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter (San Francisco, CA, July 1, 2009)—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has declined to appeal a federal court ruling awarding transgender veteran Diane Schroer the maximum compensation for the discrimination she suffered by being refused a job with the Library of Congress because of her transgender status. Yesterday, June 30, was the deadline for the government to seek an appeal in Schroer v. Library of Congress, in which Ms. Schroer has been...

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NCLR Salutes Congress and the Paycheck Fairness Act

(Washington, D.C., August 5, 2008)—Last week, in a 247-178 vote, Congress passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. Introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the bill aims to eliminate the wage disparity between men and women through strengthening the Equal Pay Act and closing loopholes that have allowed employers to justify wage discrimination. This is a massive victory for women in the workforce and NCLR applauds Congress for overwhelmingly supporting this legislation. click here to read a...

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The National Center for Lesbian Rights to Honor Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin at 2008 Anniversary Celebration

Representative Lauded for Her Leadership in LGBTQ Legislation (San Francisco, California, February 20, 2008)— The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) announced today that Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) will be honored at the 2008 Anniversary Celebration festivities on May 31, 2008 at the Westin St. Francis and the Metreon in San Francisco. NCLR is the nation’s premier national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

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