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Illinois State Appeals Court Ends Discrimination Against Unmarried Couples

(Chicago, IL, December 19, 2014)—Today, in a landmark decision, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District ruled that...

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NCLR Responds to Tennessee Officials Opposing Request for Supreme Court Review of Marriage Case

(Nashville, TN, December 15, 2014)—Today, State of Tennessee officials filed a brief opposing three same-sex couples’ request for the United States...

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Report on the United States of America’s Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations in the Area of the Family Relationships of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

NCLR’s report to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations regarding the United States’ compliance with its human rights...

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Federal Court Denies South Dakota’s Motion to Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

(Sioux Falls, SD, Nov. 14, 2014)—South Dakota’s marriage equality lawsuit is moving forward after United States Judge Karen Schreier rejected...

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NCLR Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Tennessee Marriage Equality Case

(Nashville, TN, Nov. 14, 2014)—Today, the three same-sex couples challenging the State of Tennessee’s laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage...

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NCLR Applauds the Oklahoma Supreme Court for Allowing Same-Sex Parents to Seek Custody

(Oklahoma City, OK, November 12, 2014)—In a victory for all LGBT families in Oklahoma, the state’s Supreme Court ruled today...

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Sixth Circuit Rejects Legal Challenges to Bans on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(Cincinnati, OH, November 6, 2014)—In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled today...

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Case: Blumenthal v. Brewer

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Chicago Attorney Angelika Kuehn are representing Eileen Brewer, in a case seeking...

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Lesbian Veteran Will be Buried with Her Late Wife in Idaho Cemetery

(Boise, ID, October 22, 2014)—A 74-year-old Navy veteran who challenged Idaho’s marriage equality ban so she could be buried with...

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Same-Sex Couples Can Begin Marrying in Wyoming at 10 AM Mountain Tomorrow

(Casper, WY, October 20, 2014)—Today, the State of Wyoming announced that it will file a notice stating that it will...

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