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Statement on Denial of Preliminary Injunction for Florida SB 254’s Restrictions on Healthcare for Transgender Adults

September 12, 2023 (TALLAHASSEE) — A Florida federal district court judge today issued an order denying a motion to temporarily block state restrictions on access to healthcare for transgender adults contained in SB 254 while the legal challenge to the law continues. Attorneys for the plaintiffs issued the following statement: “The state’s restrictions on well-established […]

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Statement on 11th Circuit Ruling Reversing Injunction on Alabama Transgender Healthcare Ban

ATLANTA, GA – Today, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reversing a federal district court ruling blocking enforcement of Alabama’s law banning medical care for transgender adolescents. The district court opinion, which was issued last spring, held that Alabama’s law likely violated the federal Equal Protection Clause and […]

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Arizona Transgender Birth Certificate Case Given Class Action Status

TUCSON, AZ – Today, a federal district court in Tucson granted the plaintiffs’ request to certify a class action in a case challenging Arizona’s outdated requirement that transgender people must have surgery to change the gender marker on their birth certificates.  This ruling means that this case will now benefit all transgender people born in […]

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Transgender Floridians Seek Emergency Block on Adult Healthcare Restrictions in SB 254

Motion for a preliminary injunction in Doe v. Ladapo follows the July 21 filing of an amended complaint adding four adult plaintiffs to the suit challenging Florida’s healthcare ban and seeking class-wide relief for all impacted transgender adults and minors TALLAHASSEE, FL – Four Florida residents filed a motion in federal court yesterday seeking an […]

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Organizations Suing to Stop Florida’s Transgender Health Ban Add Challenge to Restrictions on Adult Care and Request for Class-wide Relief

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Organizations challenging Florida’s transgender healthcare ban on behalf of seven families with transgender children filed an amended complaint today expanding the case to address state law SB 254’s harmful restrictions on access to care for adults and seeking class-wide relief for all transgender minors and adults who require medical care restricted by […]

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National LGBTQ Legal Groups Condemn Missouri Action Barring Healthcare for Transgender People

Today, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued an Emergency Rule regarding the medical treatment of transgender people. Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) issued the following statement. As national legal groups who represent LGBTQ people and […]

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Florida Parents Announce Lawsuit Challenging State Ban on Essential Medical Care for Transgender Children

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A new rule banning well-established, effective medical treatments for transgender youth with gender dysphoria takes effect in Florida today. As healthcare providers and researchers express alarm about the ban’s disregard for science and medicine, a group of Florida parents committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of their children, and who are deeply […]

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NCLR and other Major, National LGBTQ and Social Justice Organizations Condemn OK House Republicans’ Censure Motion Against Rep. Mauree Turner

Last week, Oklahoma Representative Mauree Turner was the target of a censure motion by Republican leaders — a blatant attempt to silence the first openly non-binary U.S. state legislator. The motion passed on a party-line vote. In response, 10 major, national LGBTQ+, and social justice organizations are coming together to vehemently condemn this disturbing action. […]

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State of Tennessee Officials Agree Sign Mandate Targeting LGBT Individuals is Unconstitutional and Cannot Be Enforced

Final District Court Order in Curb Records and Mike Curb Foundation’s challenge to HB 1182 ensures the anti-business “Not Welcome” sign law will never take effect January 6, 2023 (NASHVILLE) – A U.S. District Court has entered a final order prohibiting enforcement of Tennessee HB 1182, a law passed in 2021 requiring businesses to post a demeaning […]

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NCLR Hails Decision by U.S. Supreme Court that Paves Way for Release of Historic Prop 8 Recordings

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the Ninth Circuit’s 2021 ruling that allowed for the public release of the video recording of the federal trial challenging Proposition 8 – the 2009 ballot initiative that reversed the California Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision by amending the California Constitution to permit discrimination against […]

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Doctors and Families to Challenge Alabama’s Criminalization of Healthcare for Transgender Children and Adolescents

The Southern Poverty Law Center,  the National Center for Lesbian Rights, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and Human Rights Campaign will bring suit on behalf of two medical providers and multiple families who would be directly harmed by the law The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), GLBTQ Legal […]

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Florida Parents and Students Challenge “Don’t Say Gay” Law as Harmful and Unconstitutional

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and NCLR File Federal Complaint in Florida’s Northern District On March 31, 2022, lawyers from Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) filed a federal complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida challenging Florida House Bill 1557 (widely […]

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COVID-19 and California’s Detained Youth: Vulnerable and Overlooked

NCLR partners with the Pacific Juvenile Defense Center on “COVID-19 and California’s Detained Youth: Vulnerable and Overlooked.” Published in the California Journal of Politics and Policy, this article describes the unique dangers posed by COVID-19 to incarcerated youth in county-run detention facilities in California. It delves into the efforts of advocates to urge government stakeholders […]

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Curb Records, Mike Curb Foundation File Suit Against Governor Lee Challenging Tennessee Anti-Business Sign Mandate

NASHVILLE, TN – Renowned independent record label Curb Records and the Mike Curb Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit, Curb Records v. William Lee, challenging a new Tennessee law, HB 1182, that requires businesses to post a demeaning notice on their premises if they have policies allowing access for transgender individuals on an equal basis to […]

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Transgender Youth Sue Arizona to Correct Birth Certificates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 4, 2020 CONTACTS:Christopher Vasquez, NCLR Communications Director415.365.1337 | cvasquez@nclrights.org PHOENIX, AZ – Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), along with co-counsel Cooley LLP and Osborn Maledon, P.A. filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s requirement that transgender people undergo surgery before the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) will correct the sex […]

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Rise Up!

“Perseverance in almost any plan is better than fickleness and fluctuation”—Alexander Hamilton When we adopted our NCLR tag line—”The audacity to fight for justice, the perseverance to win”—it was before President Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope” and years before the cultural phenomenon that is “Hamilton” ushered in a refreshed examination of Alexander Hamilton’s writings. […]

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We will fight on

By a slim margin, this nation has elected a demagogue who trafficked in bigotry, stoked racist hatred and normalized misogyny. The election of Donald Trump as President threatens basic principles of human dignity and justice. Many of our most cherished values—inclusion, honoring difference, embracing equality, dismantling oppressive systems—are in jeopardy, but we will not be […]

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