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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

Schuett v. FedEx

STATUS: Pending, California

On January 14, 2015, the widow of a longtime FedEx employee sued FedEx for refusing to provide her with federally required spousal pension benefits solely because both spouses were women. Stacey Schuett and Lesly Taboada-Hall were together for 30 years before they married on June 19, 2013 in Northern California. At the time of Taboada-Hall’s…

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Relationship Recognition

Case: Blumenthal v. Brewer

STATUS: Victory, 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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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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Family & Relationships

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

January 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Four Freedom to Marry Cases

Marriage

January 12, 2015

South Dakota Federal Court Rules in Favor of Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples

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