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Featured Cases

Marriage

Case: Strawser v. Strange

STATUS: Victory, Alabama

James Strawser and John Humphrey applied for a marriage license in Mobile County, Alabama, but were denied. Strawser faces significant health issues. Despite having a medical power of attorney, Humphrey was told by a hospital where Strawser was receiving medical treatment that they would not honor the document because Humphrey was not a family member…

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Employment

Case: Jamal v. Saks & Company

STATUS: Victory, Texas

  On January 20, 2015, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas supporting former Saks Fifth Avenue employee Leyth Jamal, who has filed a case alleging that Saks discriminated against her for…

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Featured Policy & Legistlation

Parenting

Legislation: California Assembly Bill 960

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The National Center for Lesbian Rights is co-sponsoring a bill authored by State Assemblyman David Chiu that would modernize California’s assisted reproduction laws to recognize that all intended parents using assisted reproduction to conceive children should be recognized as parents. Specifically, AB 960 would remove the requirement from Family Law that couples must involve a doctor when…

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Employment

Legislation: California Senate Bill 703

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Senate Bill 703, authored by California State Senator Mark Leno, will prohibit state agencies from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with a contractor who discriminates in the provision of benefits based on an employee’s gender identity. The bill also will expand existing enforcement provisions in California contracting law by…

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