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NCLR Condemns Lawless Shift in Federal Policy on Transgender Students

(San Francisco, CA, February 22, 2017)— Today, under pressure from the Department of Justice, the Department of Education announced that it will no longer enforce Title IX to protect transgender students equally in all school facilities, including restrooms. Title IX guarantees students the right to a safe and supportive learning environment regardless of gender and protects them from discrimination. From its inception, Title IX was intended to promote equity in education for all students. In...

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Student Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in the U.S. Senate

(Washington. D.C., May 20, 2010) — Today, the National Center of Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds Senator Franken for introducing the Student Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate. The Student Non-Discrimination Act is federal legislation designed to ensure that all students have access to public education in a safe environment free from discrimination, including harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence. The proposed legislation would provide nationwide comprehensive prohibition of...

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The National Center for Lesbian Rights Applauds the Introduction of the Student Non-Discrimination Act

(Washington, D.C., January 27, 2010) — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds the introduction of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 4530), new federal legislation designed to ensure that all students have access to public education in a safe environment free from discrimination, including harassment, bullying, intimidation and violence. The Student Non-Discrimination Act would provide nationwide comprehensive prohibition of discrimination in public schools based...

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National Center for Lesbian Rights Wins Landmark Title IX Retaliation Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Head Basketball Coach

Jury Finds Title IX Retaliation at San Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA, December 3, 2009)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) secured a favorable jury verdict on behalf of Lorri Sulpizio, the former head coach of the women’s basketball team at San Diego Mesa College (Mesa), a college within the San Diego Community College District (District). The California State Court jury awarded $28,000, the equivalent of one year’s salary, in damages, finding that the District had...

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Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights Confirms Title IX Violations Alleged in Lawsuit

“Substantial and unjustified” gender inequities identified (San Diego, CA, September 17, 2008)—An investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) confirmed “substantial and unjustified” Title IX violations in San Diego Mesa College’s (Mesa) athletic program. The violations OCR identified were initially the subject of a complaint by former head basketball coach Lorri Sulpizio shortly before she and her domestic partner, the former Director of Basketball...

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National Center for Lesbian Rights Files Title IX Retaliation Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Basketball Coaches

Lawsuit alleges gender and sexual orientation discrimination at San Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA, July 24, 2008)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the law firms of Boxer & Gerson, LLP and Stock Stephens, LLP filed a lawsuit today in state court in San Diego, California on behalf of Lorri Sulpizio, the former Head Coach of the women’s basketball team at San Diego Mesa College (Mesa), and Cathy Bass, the former Director of Basketball Operations at Mesa. The complaint...

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The National Center for Lesbian Rights Salutes National Girls and Women in Sports Day

(San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2008) — Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) salutes National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and calls for unwavering support of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The federal law prohibits sex discrimination in education, and requires schools and colleges receiving federal funding to give women and girls the equal opportunity to participate in sport. The number of girls and women taking advantage of educational and athletic...

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