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NCLR Applauds New NCAA Inclusion Policy Benefitting Transgender Student Athletes
09.12.11—The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) last week announced that it has approved an important policy that clarifies opportunities for transgender student athletes to participate on college athletic teams in accordance with their gender identity.

Statement

New TSA Security Procedures Violate Privacy of Transgender Travelers
Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell
11.23.10— The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new security procedures that pose serious privacy concerns for all travelers, but pose particular risks for the transgender community.

Press Release

Incarcerated Transgender Woman Can Pursue Case for Appropriate Medical Care
06.08.10—A U.S. district court judge in Massachusetts has denied the government’s request to dismiss the case of Vanessa Adams, a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate with gender identity disorder (GID). For years, the BOP denied Ms. Adams treatment for her serious medical condition.

Statement

California State Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Gwen Araujo’s Killers
Transgender Law Center & National Center for Lesbian Rights Applaud Decision
05.14.09—On May 13, 2009, California’s First District Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the second-degree murder convictions of Michael Magidson and Jose Merel for the murder of Gwen Araujo in 2002. Araujo, a 17-year old from Newark, California was brutally murdered after Magdison and Merel discovered that she was a transgender woman.

Press Release

Meeting to Highlight Issues Faced by LGBT People in California Prisons
12.11.08—Today, the California Senate Committee on Public Safety held an informational meeting to examine issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in California’s prison system. Chaired by Sen. Gloria Romero (D-East Los Angeles), the meeting focused on the problems faced by LGBT people who are incarcerated, including harassment and abuse, unequal access to healthcare, and difficulties faced when re-entering into society.

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Press Release

NCLR Applauds Court Rejection of Harmful Initiative
 
Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law in Montgomery County, MD Safe from Repeal Effort
09.09.08—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) released a statement applauding the decision by Maryland's highest court rejecting an effort to eliminate a local anti-discrimination law that passed unanimously by Montgomery County Council last year. The failed effort would have repealed the county law protecting people from discrimination based on gender identity.

Press Release

Limited ENDA Passes House of Representatives
A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell Esq.
11.07.07 —Today, in a vote of 235-184, the United States House of Representatives passed HR 3685, a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that does not include protections based on gender identity.

Opinion

A Better Movement
Dear NCLR Champion,
We have come together with moral certitude, strength, and purpose, and we are creating a better movement as a result. While the fate of a fully inclusive ENDA in this Congress is uncertain, our resolve remains unwavering.

Statement

ACTION ALERT: Final Push for Inclusive ENDA Bill
10.23.07
— Dear Friend of NCLR: As soon as tomorrow, the House of Representatives could vote on HB 3685, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In its current form, the bill has been stripped of protections for “gender identity.”

Statement

Banding Together
Shannon Minter’s opinion piece on Advocate.com
10.17.07
— The division in Congress about whether employment protections should exclude transgender workers has forced unity for gay rights activists across the board.

Statement

Banding Together
Shannon Minter’s opinion piece on Advocate.com
10.17.07
— The division in Congress about whether employment protections should exclude transgender workers has forced unity for gay rights activists across the board.

Press Release

United ENDA Responds to Baldwin-Led Effort to Restore Gender Identity Protections to ENDA
10.17.07
— The United ENDA coalition released the following statement in response to Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) intention to introduce an amendment to restore gender identity protections to ENDA.

Statement

ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Congress Members to Listen to the LGBT Community and Our Allies!
We Oppose HR 3685, A Non-Inclusive Employment Bill!

10.15.07 — In an unprecedented act, Congressional leadership is moving forward to pass civil rights legislation that is not supported by a single organization within the LGBT community that the bill is intended to protect.

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Statement

Court of Appeals Rules Against Christian Legal Society, Denies Request to Reopen Challenge to University’s Non-discrimination Policy
A statement from NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter, Esq.
11.17.10—Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the Christian Legal Society’s request to present additional evidence in Christian Legal Society v. Wu, a case challenging a California law school’s policy that student groups may not discriminate based on sexual orientation, religion, or other bases.

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