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National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

October 11, 2017 - 6:24 AM

NEW YORK - A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination.

The president of the Washington-based National Women's Law Center announced formation of the Legal Network for Gender Equity on Wednesday. Fatima Goss Graves says it's the first of its kind. She says the initiative was prompted by growing concerns that protections against sex discrimination were being weakened under the Trump administration.

Goss Graves says her goal is to have attorneys in all 50 states affiliating with the network.

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