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NCLR Praises Florida Senate for Blocking Discriminatory Adoption Bill; Alabama and Michigan Bills Still a Threat

(San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015)—Yesterday, the Florida Senate voted down a bill (HB 7111) that would have given adoption...


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When Marriage Is Not Enough: What same-sex couples need to know about protecting their families

Marriage equality across the nation has been moving at a breakneck speed and it shows no sign of stopping. Achieving...


Legal Teams Announce Advocates Who Will Argue in Supreme Court Marriage Equality Cases

(Washington, DC, March 31, 2015)—Counsel for plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits today announced that Mary...



Department of Labor Revises Regulatory Definition of Spouse Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the Final Rule revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and...


Legal Teams Submit Proposal to U.S. Supreme Court Regarding Oral Argument in Marriage Cases

(Washington D.C. March 17, 2015) — Today counsel representing all plaintiffs from the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee marriage lawsuits...


California’s New Simplified Adoption Process: What You Need To Know

A new California law allows couples who were married or registered as domestic partners at the time one of the...


Civil Rights Organizations Ask Federal Court In Alabama To Order Freedom To Marry Statewide

(Mobile, AL, March 6, 2015)—A group of leading national civil rights organizations today filed a motion requesting a federal district...


Broad Array of Business, Religious, Civil Rights, and Government Leaders Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Affirm the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples

(Washington, D.C., March 6, 2015)—Dozens of friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed with the United States Supreme Court urging the Court...


Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Cases On April 28, 2015

(Washington, DC, March 5, 2015)—The United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument on April 28, 2015 in marriage equality...


Legislation: California Assembly Bill 960

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is co-sponsoring a bill authored by State Assemblyman David Chiu that would modernize California’s assisted...


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