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The National Center for Lesbian Rights Stands Up for LGBTQ Youth With the National Day for Silence

(San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2010) — Today hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will stay silent to bring attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) name-calling, bullying, and harassment in their schools as part of the Day of Silence. “Today my kids are participating in Day of Silence and our 13-year-old son Julian helped to organize events at his school,” said NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell. “Seeing my kids and knowing of the thousands of others around...

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CA Superior Court Upholds Student Civil CA Superior Court Upholds Student Civil

Today, a Sacramento Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate SB 777, the California Student Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against students on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, and sexual orientation. The lawsuit was brought by a right-wing group that specifically objected to protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The court held that the plaintiffs had failed to show any way in which the statute was even allegedly...

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Civil Rights Groups Urge Court to Dismiss Challenge to Basic Student Protections

(Sacramento, CA, March 19, 2009)—Civil rights groups representing thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Californians filed a friend-of- the-court brief on Wednesday in support of Attorney General Jerry Brown’s request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to invalidate SB 777, the Student Civil Rights Act. The amicus brief by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center, Equality California, and Gay Straight Alliance Network (GSA...

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