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February 28, 2020

Georgia Bill Would Harm Innocent Children

Yesterday, Georgia lawmakers again proposed a bill that, if passed, would harm vulnerable transgender and gender nonconforming children. Ironically, the bill is called the “Vulnerable Youth Protection Act”. If passed, the bill would ban accepted and expected medical care to Georgia’s transitioning youth. Specifically, the bill would make it a felony for any licensed medical […]

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February 24, 2020

Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case involving Philadelphia’s ban on contracting with foster care providers that discriminate against LGBTQ or other prospective parents, Christina Wilson Remlin, lead counsel at Children’s Rights, issued the following statement: “The appellate court correctly held that the City of Philadelphia’s […]

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February 5, 2020

Children’s Rights Opposes Georgia’s Discriminatory SB 368

Yesterday, lawmakers in Georgia introduced a bill (SB 368) that would give adoption agencies — including taxpayer-funded ones — a license to discriminate against prospective LGBTQ, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim foster and adoptive parents. The bill is so broad it could also permit discrimination against children. Christina Wilson Remlin, Lead Counsel at Children’s Rights, issued […]

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February 3, 2020

Latest Monitoring Report Shows Encouraging Progress in Connecticut

The Court Monitor in the ongoing federal child welfare reform lawsuit know as Juan F. released the latest report on the progress of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in meeting the remaining improvement requirements in that lawsuit.  The report covers the Second Quarter of 2019 (April-June 2019) and the Third Quarter of […]

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January 31, 2020

Statement on New Medicaid Block Grants Policy

The Trump administration said on Thursday that it would allow states to cap Medicaid spending for many poor adults, a major shift long sought by conservatives that gives states the option of reducing health benefits for millions who gained coverage through the program under the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times. Sandy Santana, […]

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January 29, 2020

Children’s Rights Opposes South Dakota Bill Restricting Care for Trans Youth

Today, a proposal to ban doctors from prescribing hormones or performing sex-reassignment surgery for transgender youth in South Dakota cleared a committee vote, the Washington Post reports. Christina Wilson Remlin, Lead Counsel, issued this statement opposing the bill: “This is just one more ugly instance of government discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Affirming trans health […]

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Children’s Rights Files Amicus Brief to Uphold Protections for Migrant Children in U.S. Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343, dkessel@childrensrights.org (New York, NY) – Yesterday Children’s Rights filed an amicus brief with eight other leading child welfare organizations before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed regulations that would allow children to be detained indefinitely and would abolish detention facility standards […]

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January 27, 2020

“Public Charge” Rule Ultimately Harms Innocent Children

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, on a 5-4 margin, lifted a nationwide injunction that will now allow the Trump Administration to move forward with its “public charge” rule that would make it more difficult for immigrants to qualify for a green card if they have accepted specific public benefits, including housing assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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January 14, 2020

Children’s Rights Opposes Tennessee Discrimination Bill

On January 14, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that will allow taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples and other prospective parents based on their religious beliefs. Christina Wilson Remlin, Lead Counsel for Children’s Rights, issued this statement opposing the bill: “Along with many visionary and hardworking leaders within the state’s child welfare […]

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December 5, 2019

Final Approval in Historic Missouri Settlement to Reform Dangerous Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Foster Care System

Precedent-Setting Agreement Will Safeguard Missouri Children and Impact Children in Foster Care Nationwide CONTACT: Daniel Kessel, 646-216-3343; dkessel@childrensrights.org (Kansas City, MO) – United States District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey has given final approval to a groundbreaking settlement designed to ensure that children in foster care in Missouri are administered psychotropic medications only when safe and necessary. This […]

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