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Since its start, NCLR has worked to ensure that LGBT parents have the legal protections they need.

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Marriage

Same-sex couples deserve the freedom to marry the person they love for the same reasons other couples can.

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Relationship Recognition

NCLR works to achieve full, fair, and equal legal recognition of the LGBT community’s relationships.

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Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Family & Relationships

Pareto v. Ruvin

STATUS: Pending, Florida

On January 21, 2014, six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute filed a lawsuit in Florida state court in Miami seeking the freedom to marry. The lawsuit argues that Florida’s laws barring same-sex couples from marriage violate the United States Constitution by denying them the legal protections and equal dignity that having the freedom to…

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Kitchen v. Herbert

STATUS: Pending, Utah

Three same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying and refusing to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. The lawsuit argues that Utah’s laws barring same-sex couples from marrying and prohibiting the state from respecting the marriages of same-sex couples who married in…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Family & Relationships

Legislation: Children with More Than Two Parents

California

Most children have at most two parents, but some children have more than two people in their lives who act as the child’s parent in every way. For example, a child raised from birth by a biological mother and a non-biological father may also have a relationship with his or her biological father. In such…

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Legislation: Equal Access to Fertility

California

AB 2356 allows California fertility service providers to offer people seeking to conceive using a known sperm donor access to certain fertility services on the same terms as different-sex couples. It was authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

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Press Releases

Family & Relationships

March 14, 2014

Federal Court Orders Tennessee to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples While Their Legal Challenge Proceeds

Family & Relationships

March 5, 2014

Same-Sex Couples and Wyoming Equality File Lawsuit Seeking the Freedom to Marry in Wyoming

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