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December

December 20, 2011
New Guide for LGBT Elders in California Provides Comprehensive Information About Their Rights and Benefits

December 13, 2011
NCLR Applauds California Ruling Recognizing Same-Sex Parent of Adopted Children as a Legal Parent

December 9, 2011
NCLR, HUD, HHS Co-Host First-Ever National Summit on LGBT Elder Housing, Health, and Long-Term Care Issues

December 8, 2011
NCLR Responds to Proposition 8 Case Hearing

December 7, 2011
NCLR Federal Policy Director Maya Rupert Named as One of Ebony Magazine’s ‘Power 100’

December 6, 2011
NCLR Applauds Howard County Council For Passing Ordinance To Protect Transgender People from Discrimination
NCLR Applauds Secretary Clinton’s Groundbreaking Speech on the Human Rights of LGBT People

December 1, 2011
NCLR Commemorates World AIDS Day, Commends Obama Administration for Working to End the Pandemic

November

November 28, 2011
Parties Settle Case Challenging Disqualification of Bisexual Players’ Team At 2008 Gay Softball World Series
NCLR Responds to Congressman Barney Frank’s Retirement After 30 Years of Service
Two NCLR Staff Attorneys Move to New Positions

November 17, 2011
NCLR Responds to California Supreme Court Ruling in Proposition 8 Case

November 10, 2011
NCLR Responds to Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Bill that Would Repeal DOMA

November 8, 2011
LGBT Equality Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Reject Attack on Prop 8 Trial Judge

November 3, 2011
NCLR Deputy Director Kris Hermanns to Lead Pride Foundation

October

October 31, 2011
NCLR Applauds Senate Introduction of Every Child Deserves a Family Act

October 11, 2011
NCLR Mourns the Loss of Dr. Frank Kameny
California Governor Signs Groundbreaking Law Protecting Same-sex Spouses and Partners of Nursing Home Residents
NCLR Applauds California Governor Signing State Dream Act into Law
CA Governor Signs Seth’s Law Providing Schools with Tools to Address Bullying

October 7, 2011
NCLR Mourns the Loss of Longtime LGBT Leader and Visionary, Paula Ettelbrick

September

September 30, 2011
Federal Bureau of Prisons Makes Major Change in Transgender Medical Policy

September 23, 2011
NCLR Challenges Cozen O’Connor’s Refusal to Provide Death Benefits to Surviving Same-Sex Spouse

September 22, 2011
NCLR Responds to Execution of Troy Davis by the State of Georgia

September 20, 2011
NCLR Celebrates End of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"

September 19, 2011
NCLR Responds to Order Releasing Proposition 8 Federal Trial Video

September 13, 2011
NCLR Responds to North Carolina Constitutional Amendment Measure that Would Ban Marriage Equality

September 12, 2011
NCLR Applauds New NCAA Inclusion Policy Benefitting Transgender Student Athletes

September 9, 2011
California Legislation Addressing Inequality in Treatment of Same-sex Spouses and Patners of Nursing Home Residents Moves to Governor

September 7, 2011
NCLR Applauds New Protections for LGBT People in Federal Hospital Visitation Rules

September 6, 2011
NCLR Responds to California Supreme Court Hearing on Proposition 8

September 2, 2011
LGBT Equality Organizations Applaud California Senate Passage of Seth’s Law AB 9

August

August 29, 2011
U.S District Court Hears Arguments on Motion to Release Videotape of Historic Prop 8 Trial

August 9, 2011
NCLR Represents Sixth Student in Lawsuit Against Minnesota School District

August 9, 2011
Legal Experts Urge Supreme Court to Address Discrimination Against Children with Unmarried Adoptive Parents

August 5, 2011
California Governor Signs Bill Strengthening Parental Rights for Non-Biological Parents

August 3, 2011
Widow Defends Her Marriage Against Challenges by Deceased Wife’s Parents

July

July 22, 2011
NCLR Applauds President’s Certification of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Repeal

July 21, 2011
NCLR and SPLC File Lawsuit Challenging Hostile Anti-LGBT Environment for Students in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District

July 20, 2011
NCLR Responds to First-Ever Senate Hearing on Bill that Would Repeal DOMA

July 14, 2011
NCLR Applauds Governor Brown for Signing the Historic FAIR Education Act

July 13, 2011
Proposed Rule Would Protect LGBT People Seeking Affordable, Private Healthcare Policies

July 6, 2011
NCLR Applauds Order Halting "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Enforcement

July 3, 2011
NCLR Applauds Department of Justice Brief Arguing DOMA is Unconstitutional

June

June 29, 2011
NCLR Calls on Rhode Island Governor to Veto Discriminatory Civil Union Bill

June 24, 2011
NCLR Responds to New York State Marriage Equality Vote

June 22, 2011
California’s Seth’s Law Passes Critical Senate Committee

June 21, 2011
NCLR Joins Congress in Calling on President Obama to Restore Employment Protections and Religious Freedoms

June 14, 2011
NCLR Responds to Judge Ware’s Denial of the Motion to Vacate the Proposition 8 Ruling

June 13, 2011
NCLR Responds to Hearing on Motion to Vacate Ruling in Proposition 8 Case

June 13, 2011
Tennesseans Challenge Discriminatory State Law

June 9, 2011
Ohio Supreme Court Holds Conviction of 12-Year-Old Boy for Statutory Rape Unconstitutional

June 2, 2011
Seth’s Law Passes State Assembly

May

May 24, 2011
NCLR and SPLC Demand that Anoka-Hennepin School District Repeal Discriminatory Gag Policy and Address Anti-Gay Harassment

May 23, 2011
NCLR Responds to Minnesota Lawmakers’ Decision to Put Marriage Equality Ban on 2012 Ballot

May 22, 2011
Five LGBT Role Models Honored Saturday by the National Center for Lesbian Rights

May 13, 2011
LGBT Equal Rights Groups Urge Court to Reject Attack on Prop 8 Trial Judge

May 12, 2011
Delano Youth Conference to Address Bullying of LGBT Youth

May 10, 2011
NCLR Condemns Uganda’s Shocking Persecution of the LGBT Community

May 4, 2011
EQCA, NCLR, and Lambda Legal File Amicus Brief in California Supreme Court in Proposition 8 Challenge

April

April 25, 2011
NCLR Responds to King & Spalding Withdrawal from Defending the Defense of Marriage Act

April 14, 2011
NCLR Applauds Delaware’s Passage of Civil Unions Bill

April 14, 2011
Uniting American Families Act Introduced in both Chambers of Congress

April 14, 2011
NCLR Applauds Senate Introduction of Fully Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

April 13, 2011
Seth’s Law Passes Key California Legislative Committee

April 8, 2011
NCLR Applauds HUD’s LGBT-Inclusive "Live Free" Campaign

April 5, 2011
LGBT Elders Raise Serious Fears about Long-Term Care Facilities

April 1, 2011
NCLR Praises Obama Administration for Advancing LGBT Health Care Equality

March

March 31, 2011
NCLR, Equality California Applaud New Federal Report Urging Researchers to Collect LGBT Health Data

March 30, 2011
NCLR Applauds the Reintroduction of the Fully Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act

March 23, 2011
NCLR Responds to Ninth Circuit Decision to Deny the Motion to Lift the Stay of Decision Striking Down Proposition 8

March 17, 2011
NCLR and SRLP Introduce First-Ever Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Youth

March 16, 2011
NCLR Applauds Reintroduction of Bill to Repeal the Federal Defense of Marriage Act

March 14, 2011
"Seth’s Law" Proposed to Make a Safer School Environment for California Students

March 11, 2011
LGBT Groups Condemn Anti-Muslim Hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives

March 8, 2011
The National Center for Lesbian Rights Celebrates 34 Years of LGBT Legal Advocacy

March 2, 2011
NCLR Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Anti-Gay Protests at Funerals

March 1, 2011
NCLR, Equality California, ACLU-NC, and Lambda Legal File Amicus Brief in Federal Challenge to Proposition 8 Asking Court to Lift Stay

February

February 24, 2011
NCLR Mourns the Loss of Founding Board Member Patti Roberts

February 23, 2011
NCLR Applauds President’s Decision to Stop Defending Discriminatory Federal Defense of Marriage Act

February 16, 2011
NCLR Applauds Hawai'i's Passage of Civil Unions Law

February 16, 2011
NCLR Responds to California Supreme Court Decision to Accept Certified Question in Proposition 8 Case

February 15, 2011
National Center for Lesbian Rights Selected as the Beneficiary of the Linashore Golf Classic

February 3, 2011
Innovative Spanish-Language Radio Soap Opera Developed to Reach Latino Households with Stories of LGBT Acceptance and Equality

January

January 29, 2011
Lesbian Couple and School District Reach Agreement

January 28, 2011
Rights Groups File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Anoka-Hennepin School District and Champlin Park High School

January 27, 2011
NCLR Condemns the Murder of Ugandan LGBT activist, David Kato

January 26, 2011
Former NCLR Executive Director to be Appointed to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

January 20, 2011
NCLR Applauds Proposed HUD Rule to Ensure Equal Access to Housing for LGBT Community

January 18, 2011
NCLR Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Let Marriage Equality Stand in D.C.

January 18, 2011
New Federal Hospital Visitation Rule in Effect Today, Providing LGBT Patients with Significant Protections

January 18, 2011
Community Premier Set for Innovative Radionovela Designed to Reach Latino Families with Stories of LGBT Acceptance and Equality

January 13, 2011
NCLR Founder Judge Donna Hitchens Retires From the San Francisco Superior Court

January 05, 2011
NCLR Commends New Mexico Attorney General for Opinion on Marriage Recognition

January 04, 2011
NCLR Response to Ninth Circuit Ruling in Prop 8 Case Denying Intervention and Certifying Question to California Supreme Court

January 04, 2011
NCLR Launches Photo Campaign to Showcase Our Community and Groundbreaking Work

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