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Senators Join Call to Repeal VA’s Ban on Care for Transgender Vets

September 23, 2016

Yesterday a group of U.S. Senators sent a letter urging the Veterans Administration to eliminate its blanket ban on medically necessary transition-related surgeries for transgender veterans. 

AAMVA Highlights Best Driver’s License Gender Change Policies

September 21, 2016

This week the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), an organization that develops model programs for motor vehicle agencies across North America, has released a resource showcasing effective driver’s license gender marker change policies. NCTE worked closely with AAMVA to develop this new resource, and our hope is that it will assist states with outdated or nonexistent gender marker change policies to implement better policies.

HUD Finalizes Rule to Ensure Shelters Protect Homeless Trans People

September 20, 2016

Today the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final regulation that requires federally-funded emergency shelters to provide access to shelter accommodations consistent with a person’s gender identity. This follows similar Department of Justice guidance for domestic violence shelters and other programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Sex Discrimination Includes LGBT Discrimination, Too

September 19, 2016

Following in the footsteps of numerous other federal agencies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a letter last week clarifying that discriminating against LGBT people in the realm of credit falls under the category of "sex discrimination."

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March 29, 2016

Tell NC Legislators: Repeal Anti-Trans Law!

Tell North Carolina legislators to repeal the discriminatory House Bill 2.

July 24, 2015

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February 15, 2015

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February 9, 2015

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Right now, you can help ensure the safety of thousands of immigrant children. Take the three easy steps to send comments to Secretary Sylvia Burwell, of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), demanding strong protections for kids in HHS custody.

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