South Carolina’s new anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion laws a “draconian combo”

Washington, DC, May 20, 2016—Two new proposed laws in South Carolina—one to discriminate against transgender people (S. 1306) and the other to roll back abortion rights (H. 3114)—are being condemned as a “draconian combo” by the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund. “These proposed laws are clearly a draconian combo, designed to both advance discrimination…

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Statement on new guidance from Departments of Education and Justice on treatment of transgender students

Washington, DC, May 13, 2016 — Today, the Obama administration issued guidance directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund issued the following statement: “This is a big day for the transgender community. It means that the Department of Education’s Office of…

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Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Student’s Rights

Court’s Decision Could Impact North Carolina’s HB 2, but Would Leave Much of the Law in Place Charlotte, North Carolina, April 21, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is applauding this week’s historic ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of…

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North Carolina Governor’s Executive Order Criticized by LGBTQ Advocates

Raleigh, NC, April 12, 2016–Today, North Carolina Governor McCrory signed an executive order in response to the controversial anti-LGBTQ law, HB2. “Governor McCrory’s executive order today is too little too late. It is like trying to solve a massive life threatening injury with a small band-aid that doesn’t come close to covering the wound. Complete…

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