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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

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Case: Greene vs The County Of Sonoma

STATUS: Victory, California

NCLR clients Clay Greene and the estate of Harold Scull, Greene’s deceased partner of 20 years, reached a settlement on July 22 resolving a lawsuit against the County of Sonoma and other defendants. More>

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Advocacy: Ann Fanning and Lyndy Roxby

STATUS: Victory, Florida

Ann Fanning and Lyndy Roxby had been together for nearly thirteen years when Ann suffered a debilitating stroke. Lyndy began caring for her immediately. About ten years later, Ann entered hospice care while Lyndy continued to care for her. During this time, Ann signed several legal documents, designating Lyndy as the person responsible to make…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Policy: U.S. Health and Human Services Equal Visitation Rights

NCLR worked in collaboration with several organizations to advocate for equal visitation rights for same-sex partners in hospitals and nursing homes. In April 2010, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing HHS to issue regulations requiring all hospitals receiving Medicaid and Medicare to prohibit discrimination in visitation against LGBT people. HHS issued regulations that went…

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Press Releases

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December 20, 2011

New Guide for LGBT Elders in California Provides Comprehensive Information About Their Rights and Benefits

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December 9, 2011

NCLR, HUD, HHS Co-Host First-Ever National Summit on LGBT Elder Housing, Health, and Long-Term Care Issues

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