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LGBTQ DREAMers Join President Obama to Celebrate Pride Month

(WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2013)—Today, four LGBTQ DREAMers, who were recently granted work permits under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, traveled from across the country to attend a White House reception in honor of Pride month. The four DREAMers—Carla Lopez and Luis Liang of San Francisco, Jose Mendoza of Los Angeles, and Alejandra “Ale” Estrada of Las Vegas—met one-on-one with President Obama, sharing their personal immigration stories and...

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Immigration History Made, Humanity Wins Out—Now the Real Work Begins

I saw President Obama today. I am in Las Vegas, where the President came to unveil his proposal for overhauling our inhumane and frequently—and justly—criticized immigration system. So of course, I was joined by hundreds of others, and with millions of others who watched online and on TV, but still, I saw the President today. And I got to see him do something that made me honored and moved to be among those present for this historic speech—and among those who voted for him. I have been...

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Obama Decision to Deny Benefits to Lesbian Employee Latest in String fo Insults to LGBTQ Community

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2009) — Today President Obama’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it will not provide equal health benefits to the spouse of federal employee Karen Golinski, defying a decision by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski concluding that the benefits must be provided pursuant to the Court’s nondiscrimination policy. Karen Golinski is represented by Lambda Legal in this matter. The National...

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