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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

Marriage

Ramsay v. Dalrymple

STATUS: Pending, North Dakota

On June 6, 2014, seven same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry in North Dakota. The case challenges North Dakota’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 South Dakota’s laws barring same-sex couples…

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Marriage

Taylor v. Brasuell

STATUS: Pending, Idaho

On July 7, 2014, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Boise attorneys Deborah A. Ferguson and Craig Durham filed a lawsuit on behalf of Madelynn Lee Taylor, a 74-year-old military veteran challenging Idaho state laws prohibiting her from being buried in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery with her late wife, Jean Mixner. Taylor served…

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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

August 6, 2014

Sixth Circuit Hears Tennessee Marriage Equality Case

Marriage

July 25, 2014

Miami Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Florida

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