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Every Child Deserves a Family

On May 19, 2015, Every Child Deserves A Family Act (ECDF) was re-introduced in congress by Senator Gillibrand (D-NY), Rep....


Federal Court Orders Alabama Probate Judges to Allow Marriage Equality Statewide

(Mobile, Alabama, May 21, 2015)–A federal district court today ordered that all Alabama probate judges must comply with the U.S....



NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell Responds to Supreme Court Marriage Case Hearing

  On April 28th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in our Tennessee marriage equality case and cases...


U.S. Supreme Court Hears Landmark Marriage Equality Cases

(Washington, D.C., April 28, 2015)—The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument today in the landmark Tennessee marriage equality cases...


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...


Cathy's blog

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...


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