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Family & Relationships

Case: Jackson v. D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics

STATUS: Victory, Washington, D.C.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a part of the Campaign for All D.C. Families, working to preserve marriage equality, and defended D.C.’s measure allowing same-sex marriage against anti-LGBT opponents.

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Additional Civil Rights

Case: Iqbal v. Ashcroft

STATUS: Loss, U.S. Supreme Court

The National Center for Lesbian Rights joined an amicus brief opposing the federal government’s efforts to prevent plaintiffs from discovering information about attempts to limit their rights.

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Family & Relationships

Case: In re J.D.F.

STATUS: Victory, Ohio

The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in a case which enforced a custody agreement between two women despite Ohio’s anti-same-sex marriage amendment.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re E.G.

STATUS: Victory, Uganda

The National Center for Lesbian Rights successfully assisted a gay man from Uganda who fled due to harassment and family rejection with his asylum application.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Angelica

STATUS: Victory, Mexico Board of Immigration Appeals

Angelica was born in Mexico City to a family that raised her with the expectation that she would get married and have children. After a young gay man from the neighborhood was viciously murdered, Angelica fled to the U.S. Eventually, she found her way to a shelter where she got in touch with NCLR, the Women’s Building, and Instituto Familiar de la Raza. With NCLR’s help, she filed for asylum and it was granted in September 2008.

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Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Alejandra

STATUS: Asylum Granted, Guatemala

The National Center for Lesbian Rights successfully assisted in obtaining asylum for an 18-year old transgender woman from Guatemala, where she faced daily attacks and harassment.

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Healthcare

Case: Gammett v. Idaho State Board of Corrections

STATUS: Victory, Idaho

Successfully represented an incarcerated transgender woman who was denied treatment for GID by the Idaho Department of Corrections.

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Family & Relationships

Case: Embry v. Ryan

STATUS: Victory, FL

The National Center for Lesbian Rights successfully represented a lesbian woman who was denied contact with her children by the other mother after her relationship ended.

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Additional Civil Rights

Case: Doe v. Reed

STATUS: Victory, WA

The National Center for Lesbian Rights filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing concealment of the names of petition-signers for an anti-gay Washington state referendum.

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Additional Civil Rights

Case: Denners v. Zupancic

STATUS: Partial Loss, CO

The National Center for Lesbian Rights represented on appeal a woman involved in a property dispute after the 30-year relationship with her partner ended.

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