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July 9, 2020

Civil Rights Orgs, Harvard CHLPI, and Firm Hogan Lovells File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Rule Undermining ACA’s Non-Discrimination Protections

(BOSTON) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Transgender Law Center (TLC), the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School, and law firm

July 8, 2020

NWLC Settles Two Pennsylvania Title IX Lawsuits Alleging Sexual Assault and Dating Violence

The Pennridge School District, the National Women’s Law Center, and DLA Piper LLP (US) have agreed to settle two lawsuits.  These litigation matters involved allegations that the District and former administrators failed to adequately address former

July 8, 2020

NWLC Reacts to Supreme Court’s Devastating Decision on Birth Control

(Washington, D.C.) Though the legal fight could continue in lower courts, the Supreme Court today approved of the Trump-Pence Administration’s rules regarding birth control coverage. The rules allow virtually any employer or university to exempt itself from

July 7, 2020

NWLC Responds to 2021 House Spending Bill

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will markup the fiscal 2021 appropriations bill. The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) responds below to various elements of the bill, including inclusion of the Hyde Amendment

July 6, 2020

NWLC Supports Senator Gillibrand’s and Representative Speier’s Call for the Department of Defense Inspector General to Investigate the Death of Army Private Vanessa Guillen

(Washington, D.C.) The Guillen family’s attorney, Natalie Khawam, confirmed that the human remains that were found on June 30, 2020 near the Fort Hood base are those of Army Private First Class Vanessa Guillen who had

July 3, 2020

NWLC Adds 7 Student Plaintiffs to Lawsuit Challenging Title IX Sexual Harassment Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with co-counsel Morrison & Foerster LLP and Diane Rosenfeld of Harvard Law School in her individual capacity, filed an amended lawsuit against Betsy DeVos and the

June 29, 2020

NWLC Responds to SCOTUS June Abortion Decision

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court struck down a medically unnecessary abortion restriction in the high-stakes abortion case, June Medical Services v. Russo.  In the case, abortion providers challenged a Louisiana law that requires physicians who

June 24, 2020

New Initiative Brings Survivors of Sexual Violence Together to Create Bold Solutions to End Rape Culture

(Washington, D.C) At this critical moment of a global pandemic and a national uprising against systemic racism in the United States, MeToo national leaders today announced the launch of a multi-racial, survivor-led collective—The Survivors’ Agenda—that will

June 23, 2020

NWLC Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Advocacy Curriculum Centering LGBTQ+ Students of Color

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in celebration of Pride Month and on the anniversary of Title IX, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is launching Brick by Brick, a first-of-its-kind project designed to build and inspire current and

June 22, 2020

NWLC Announces Legal Network for Gender Equity’s Expanded Services to Help Workers Secure COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave

(Washington, D.C.) As workers across the country face the challenges of being called back to work during a devastating pandemic while schools and child care providers remain closed, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today announced

June 15, 2020

Supreme Court Affirms Workplace Equality Rights of Women and LGBTQ Individuals

(Washington, D.C.) The Supreme Court ruled on behalf of three LGBTQ employees who were fired explicitly because of their sexual orientation or gender identity by their respective employers. Siding with decades of legal precedent, the Court ruled in favor of the employees

June 12, 2020

Trump Administration Issues Final Rule Undermining ACA’s Non-Discrimination Protections

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:  “The Trump-Pence Administration should be ashamed of itself for finalizing a rule that puts the lives of