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NWLC Condemns NAIA’s Ban on Transgender Women’s Participation in Women’s College Sports

Washington, DC - Today, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its decision to categorically ban transgender women from women’s sports. In response, Shiwali Patel, Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel...

Experts in Law, Medicine, Business, Reproductive Rights, and Gender Justice Call on the Supreme Court to Protect the Right to Emergency Abortion Care

WASHINGTON D.C. – On Thursday, March 28, 2024, a broad coalition of major medical organizations, physicians, people who have been denied critical health- and life-saving emergency abortion care, former HHS officials, Members of Congress, states,...

NWLC Applauds Robust Child Care Funding in Last Six Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON – Following months of obstruction from House Republicans, Congressional leaders finally released text for the last six FY24 appropriations bills, which include significant additional funding for child care and Head Start – a priority...

Plaintiffs Urge Federal Court to Reverse Trump-Era Health Care Discrimination Rule

BOSTON — Plaintiffs in Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) et al v. HHS, a lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence Administration’s “Rollback Rule” undermining health care nondiscrimination protections contained in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care...

NWLC Celebrates Nicole Berner’s Confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We are thrilled that civil rights champion Nicole Berner has been confirmed to serve on the...

Advocacy Groups Demand Immediate Release of Title IX Rule

Washington, DC - Today, a group of over 80 organizations, including the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), GLSEN, and Human Rights Campaign, submitted a joint letter to President Biden...

Governor Youngkin’s Veto of a Pay Transparency Bill Is a Blow to Women in Virginia

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, Governor Youngkin vetoed a pay transparency bill that would have required employers to list salary ranges on job postings and banned employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. The following is...

Pay Transparency Laws Are Most Effective When They Require Salary Ranges in Job Listings, NWLC Analysis of Glassdoor Data Reveals

(Washington, D.C.) In the midst of a pay transparency movement that’s gaining traction across the country, NWLC’s research team set out to discover the impact of two types of pay range transparency laws: (1) those...

NWLC Statement on President Biden’s FY25 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – President Joseph Biden released his proposed budget for FY25 today, which prioritizes funding that would increase economic security, expand opportunity, and reduce inequality for women of color, LGBTQI+ people, and women and families...

NWLC Urges Congress to Pass First Six FY24 Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON – Over the weekend, Congress released its first tranche of FY24 appropriations bills, which avoid drastic cuts to critical gender justice priorities and include a $1 billion increase in funding for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)...

NWLC Reacts to Shipments of First Ever Daily Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill

Washington, DC - Today, shipments of the first ever daily over-the-counter birth control pill, Opill®, begin their distribution to retailers nationwide. In response, Mara Gandal-Powers, Director of Birth Control Access at the National Women's Law...

NWLC Celebrates Release of Final VA Abortion Care Rule

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) release of the final rule on “Reproductive Health Services,” Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) issued...

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss LGBTQ Fertility Treatment Class Action Lawsuit Against Aetna

San Jose, California – On February 29, 2024, U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam denied Aetna’s motion to dismiss a case alleging discrimination against LGBTQ people seeking  fertility treatment coverage nationwide. The lawsuit, originally filed...

NWLC Reacts to Federal Court Decision Undercutting Enforcement of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) for Texas State Employees

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, NWLC Chief Program Officer: “Yesterday, a Trump judge left pregnant workers employed by the state of Texas with no clear path to enforcing their right to a...

NWLC Releases New Demographic Data on Rent-Burdened Single Women

Issue Brief Also Includes State-Level Data on Individuals Who Were Behind on Rent from 2021-2023  WASHINGTON – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released an issue brief today that includes new demographic data showing the share...

NWLC Reacts to One of Two Proposed Title IX Rules Advancing to OIRA for Final Review

Washington DC — The Education Department has sent one of two proposed Title IX rules to OIRA for final review and approval. In response, Shiwali Patel, Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel,...

NWLC Condemns Virginia’s Legislative Attacks Against Trans and Nonbinary Students

Washington, DC - Today, the Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health is set to review three deeply concerning anti-trans bills (SB 37, SB 723, and SB 68). In response, the National Women’s Law Center...

NWLC Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Tax Bill

WASHINGTON – This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, that includes an expansion of the Child Tax Credit that would provide additional relief...

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Announcement of Measures to Help Close Gender and Racial Wage Gaps

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Chief Program Officer for the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Biden administration gave women a reason to cheer this morning when it announced measures that will...

NWLC Praises DoJ Settlement in Cuomo Harassment Investigation

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):  “We are enormously grateful to the many survivors who bravely came forward three years ago to...