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Parenting

Featured Court Cases & Advocacy

Parenting

Case: Chatterjee v. King

STATUS: Victory, New Mexico

The National Center for Lesbian Rights represented a non-adoptive mother in a successful case establishing that same-sex parents raising children are both recognized as parents under New Mexico law.

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Parenting

Case: Smith v. Quale

STATUS: Victory, California

The National Center for Lesbian Rights successfully represented a non-biological mother who petitioned for parental rights of her twins after her former partner restricted access to her children.

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Featured Policy & Legislation

Parenting

Legislation: California Assembly Bill 960

California

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is co-sponsoring a bill authored by State Assemblyman David Chiu that would modernize California’s assisted reproduction laws to recognize that all intended parents using assisted reproduction to conceive children should be recognized as parents. Specifically, AB 960 would remove the requirement from Family Law that couples must involve a doctor when…

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Parenting

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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Press Releases

Parenting

February 27, 2015

Alabama Court of Appeals Recognizes Adoptions by Same-Sex Parents

Parenting

August 6, 2014

New Jersey Court Recognizes that Bonded Stepparents can Maintain Contact with Children they Have Raised

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