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Parenting

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

Relationship Recognition

Case: Blumenthal v. Brewer

STATUS: Pending, Illinois

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Chicago Attorney Angelika Kuehn are representing Eileen Brewer, in a case seeking to end discrimination against unmarried couples that prevents them from accessing the same legal remedies that are open to others. Illinois courts currently bar unmarried couples from enforcing property disputes when they break up because…

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Marriage

Case: Guzzo v. Meade

STATUS: Victory, Wyoming

On October 16, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming will heard argument in a federal court challenge to the State of Wyoming’s refusal to permit same-sex couples to marry and to respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states. At the hearing, the court…

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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

Marriage

October 22, 2014

Lesbian Veteran Will be Buried with Her Late Wife in Idaho Cemetery

Marriage

October 20, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Can Begin Marrying in Wyoming at 10 AM Mountain Tomorrow

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