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Case: Florida Department of Children and Families v. M.J.H.

STATUS: Victory, Florida

V.A., a lesbian woman in Florida, applied to adopt E.L.A. but was denied this adoption in spite of her deep connection with the child because Florida law prohibits “homosexuals” from adopting.



Case: In re Marriage Cases

STATUS: Victory, California

NCLR was lead counsel on behalf of same-sex couples, Equality California, and Our Family Coalition in In re Marriage Cases, the marriage equality case decided favorably by the California Supreme Court on May 15, 2008. NCLR litigated the case step by step: In April 2005, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer ruled in…


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