National Center for Lesbian Rights

  • nbc6 pride Dec 5, 2019

    For Trans Activists, Recent Setbacks Temper Long-Term Hopes

    Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender. The administration also has moved to...

  • New York City Oct 14, 2019

    In Or Out? Court Case on Job Bias Casts Pall on LGBT Fests

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like “transgender” are being uttered before the nation’s highest court gives some supporters of...

  • Associated Press Jun 6, 2019

    Gay Pride Parades Sound a Note of Resistance — and Face Some

    Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era. In a year when leaders are anxious about the president’s agenda, parade organizers in New York and San Francisco were more...

  • Utah Feb 22, 2019

    Republican Lawmakers Push to Ban ‘Gay' Conversion Therapy in Utah

    Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that’s been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won’t be opposed by the influential Mormon church. Republican Rep. Dan McCay acknowledged he isn’t a typical sponsor for such a measure, but he said it’s an important way to support LGBT...

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2019

    Appeals Court Sides With Trump in Transgender Military Case

    A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration Friday in a case about the Pentagon’s effort to restrict military service by transgender people, but the ruling won’t change who can serve or enlist at this point. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that a lower court judge was wrong to...

  • New York Dec 29, 2018

    Elections, Films Help Effort to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

    Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    More LGBT Issues Loom as Justices Near Wedding Cake Decision

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two broad types of cases on this issue, weighing whether sex...

  • Attorney Sep 20, 2017

    Arizona Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couples Get Equal Parental Rights

    The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn’t recognize those rights. The ruling from the state’s highest court said U.S. Supreme Court precedent requires same-sex couples be afforded the same rights as straight couples. It goes...

  • Associated Press Jun 23, 2017

    Pride and Prejudice? Race Tinges LGBT Celebrations

    Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people....

  • judge Jun 19, 2017

    Modern Family: More Courts Allowing 3 Parents of 1 Child

    A small but growing number of Americans have persuaded courts and legislatures to give legal recognition to what’s sometimes called “tri-parenting.” “I just felt like I’ve been holding my breath for the last 16 years,” Californian Victoria Bianchi said. “She’s already been my daughter … she’s finally, legally mine.”...
    Bianchi made use of a 2013 California law declaring that a child...

  • California Dec 12, 2016

    Juvenile Detention Centers Ill-Equipped to Safely House Transgender Inmates

    The nation’s juvenile detention centers are largely ill-equipped to handle transgender teens, leaving them vulnerable to bullying, sexual assault, depression and suicide, advocates say.

  • Associated Press Jun 25, 2014

    Most Militants Withdraw From Iraq Oil Refinery: Sources

    Sunni militants launched a dawn raid Wednesday on Iraq’s largest oil refinery they have been trying to seize for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said to The Associated Press. Read More

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