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Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Challenging Trump “Rollback Rule” Undermining Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections to Continue

BOSTON, MA -- A federal court has permitted plaintiffs to continue to pursue several claims in Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) et al v. HHS, a lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence Administration's rule that seeks to...

NWLC and TULDF Respond to Survivor Criticisms Amid Governor Cuomo Investigation

We are grateful to the group of survivors who shared their concerns and ultimately, their desire for change. Doing so in any context is never easy, and to them we say, we hear you. We...

Governor Cuomo Resigns In Wake of Alarming NY AG Sexual Harassment Report

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center and co-founder of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund:   “Today, we recognize the strength...

NWLC Responds to Senate Leadership’s Proposed Investment in Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled the details of a $3.5 trillion proposal to invest in working families and build a stronger economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The...

Senate Committee Approves the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act with Bipartisan Support

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act with bipartisan support. Over 40 years after passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, many pregnant workers still face a choice no...

NWLC Responds to Independent Investigation’s Findings That NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Violated Federal and State Laws

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Fatima Goss Graves: “We are grateful to the brave...

NWLC Celebrates House Approval of Spending Bill Without Harmful Abortion Restrictions

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): “Today is monumental. For the first time in over four decades, the House passed a spending...

NWLC Responds to Decision in Title IX Lawsuit

Today, the decision was released in a lawsuit initially filed by NWLC in June 2020 challenging Betsy DeVos' sweeping Title IX rules that discouraged students in K-12 schools and colleges from reporting incidents of sexual violence, reduce...

NWLC Responds to FBI and Trump White House’s Mishandling of Kavanaugh Investigation

(Washington, D.C.) Today, The New York Times reported on alarming details about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, including interference by the...

NWLC Reacts to the House Labor-HHS Subcommittee’s FY 2021 Appropriations Bill

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): “For the first time in decades, the Congressional funding bill does not contain...

The NFL’s Decision to Not Release Final Investigation Report About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against the Washington Football Team Reveals a Lack of Transparency

(Washington, D.C.)  After conducting a yearlong investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the managers and executives of the Washington Football Team (WFT), the National Football League (NFL) fined the team $10 million dollars but did...

NWLC Responds to Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Ruling in Cosby Case

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center and co-founder of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund:   “It will be tempting to...

House Passes Bill Supporting Birth Control Access for Veterans

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act. The bill would ensure that veterans have access to no-copay contraception much like their civilian counterparts. Under the...

Congress Strikes Harmful Trump-Era Rule That Limited EEOC’s Ability to Protect Workers’ Civil Rights

(Washington, D.C.) In the final days of the Trump administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a key federal agency charged with protecting workplace civil rights, approved changes to conciliation, its process for trying to...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on Student Free Speech in Mahanoy v. B.L.

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. that schools must be able to address some student speech that takes place outside the schoolhouse gates,...

NWLC and the National Partnership Respond to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in Texas v. California, the Supreme Court ruled that the Plaintiffs, who sought to invalidate the ACA, did not demonstrate sufficient harm to challenge the provisions. This means that the ACA is...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Enforcement of Civil Rights in Philadelphia Social Services

(Washington D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:  “Today’s ruling is a harmful loss to the children in the foster care system in...

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Announcement that Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students is Prohibited Under Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education announced that it will enforce Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the reasoning in Bostock v....

600+ Students, Educators, Advocates Join Biden Administration in Public Hearing on Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights held a public hearing to consider how it restores civil rights enforcement of Title IX. It will hear steps the Department can take...

Republicans Block the Paycheck Fairness Act on a Party Line Vote, Dealing a Blow to Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a united Republican caucus filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, blocking an up or down simple majority vote on the bill. Two months ago, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck...