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Family & Relationships

Case: Reynolds and McKinley

STATUS: Pending, Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation District Court

NCLR represents Kathy Reynolds and Dawn McKinley, a same-sex couple who are members of the Cherokee Nation. The couple obtained a marriage certificate from the Cherokee Nation and married in May 2004, but soon faced challenges to their marriage.


Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Vicky

STATUS: Pending, Mexico, USCIS Asylum Office

NCLR is helping Vicky, a transgender woman from Mexico who was often attacked by family and neighbors for her femininity. Vicky was deported after fleeing to the U.S., but returned to apply for asylum, and her case has been pending for over three years.


Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re S.K.

STATUS: Pending, Pakistan, Board of Immigration Appeals

NCLR filed an amicus brief in support of a Pakistani gay man with HIV who was originally denied asylum relief on the basis that he could escape persecution by hiding his sexuality.


Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re S.H.

STATUS: Pending, Bosnia

NCLR is helping S.H., a lesbian from Bosnia who came to the United States in 2006 to escape the oppressive and abusive conditions she faced because of her sexual orientation in her home country.


Asylum & Immigration

Case: In re Eduardo

STATUS: Pending, Mexico

NCLR assists Eduardo, a transgender man from Mexico, in his asylum application. Eduardo could not earn a diploma because of his gender identity, and his life was threatened before he fled to the U.S.


Additional Civil Rights

Case: John Doe v. Alberto Gonzales

STATUS: Pending, Egypt, U.S. Third Circuit

NCLR assists John Doe, a gay Egyptian man, with his withholding of removal case after the Board of Immigration Appeals denied his application. This denial would send Doe back to Egypt, where gay men are frequently arrested and subjected to violence.


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