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Reproductive Justice Means Fully Protecting All Families Under the Law

Hobby Lobby is not the beginning—nor  the end—of laws controlling the reproductive choices of oppressed groups and privileging the reproductive choices...

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

(Trenton, NJ, August 6, 2014)—Today, an appellate court in New Jersey issued a decision recognizing that a same-sex stepparent who...

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Sixth Circuit Hears Tennessee Marriage Equality Case

(Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2014)—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard oral argument in Tennessee’s...

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NCLR Responds to State of Utah’s Petition for Supreme Court Review of Tenth Circuit Decision Striking Down Utah’s Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples

(Salt Lake City, UT, August 5, 2014)—Today, the Utah state officials defending the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples...

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Miami Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality in Florida

(Miami, FL, July 25, 2014)—Today, a state trial court in Miami issued a decision striking down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples and ordering Miami-Dade County to allow same-sex couples to marry. The court stayed the order pending appeal.

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North Dakota Couples Ask Federal District Court to Invalidate State’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(Fargo, ND, July 23, 2014)—Late Tuesday, the seven same-sex couples who are challenging North Dakota’s laws banning marriage equality asked...

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Ramsay v. Dalrymple

On June 6, 2014, seven same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry in North Dakota. The...

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Policy Statements Supporting Adoption by Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People

A compilation of policy statements from professional associations and organizations supporting adoption by Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people. Organizations include:...

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NCLR Responds to State of Utah’s Decision To Seek Supreme Court Review of Tenth Circuit Decision Striking Down Utah’s Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples

(Salt Lake City, UT, July 9, 2014)—Today, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced that his office will not seek further review...

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South Dakota Couples Ask Federal District Court to Strike Down State Laws Prohibiting Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(Sioux Falls, SD, July 7, 2014)—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has joined the legal team representing six same-sex...

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