National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Justice Mary Yu to Receive the Seattle Women’s Pride Luminary Award

Justice Mary Yu
Local
Seattle Women's Pride has announced that Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be honored with the organization's inaugural Luminary Award. ...
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Travel Ban and All-Gender Restroom Bills Clear California Assembly

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Politics
AB 1732 would enact the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single-occupancy restrooms to be available to everyone. ...
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Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court Bench

Politics
In a Rose Garden ceremony Wednesday at the White House, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. ...
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Same-Sex Adoption Wins Big at the Supreme Court

National
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an Alabama Supreme Court decision refusing to recognize a lesbian mother’s prior adoption of her three children in Georgia. ...
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National Organizations Target ‘Conversion Therapy’ Quacks with Historic Federal Consumer Fraud Complaint

Health
“Conversion therapy” practices have for decades been linked to serious harm, including depression, substance abuse, and even suicide. ...
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Same-Sex Widow Sues FedEx for Survivor Benefits, Federal Court Will Hear Case

National
FedEx refuses to provide the benefits because its pension plan incorporates DOMA, even though that law was struck down as unconstitutional in United States v. Windsor. ...
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Married Same-Sex Couples Sue State of Florida for Accurate Birth Certificates

National
Florida’s refusal to put same-sex spouses on their children’s birth certificates as it does for different-sex spouses violates the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. ...
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Alabama Mother Seeks Recognition of Parental Rights Initiated in Georgia

National
E.L. kept V.L. from seeing the children, fighting her request for visitation, and arguing that the Georgia adoption was invalid in Alabama, where they live. ...
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Equal Bathroom Treatment for Trans Students is Critical for Development, Brief Argues

National
Being able to use the same bathroom as other students at school is critical for the healthy development of transgender adolescents, says an amicus brief. ...
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Florida Judge Urged to Issue Correct Birth Certificates to Same-Sex Parents

National
Same-sex couples who filed a lawsuit asking that their names be added to their children’s birth certificates asked the court for immediate protection. ...
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