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Courage v. Wyoming

On March 5, 2014, four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in state court in Cheyenne challenging Wyoming’s...


Pareto v. Ruvin

On January 21, 2014, six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute filed a lawsuit in Florida state court in Miami...


Kitchen v. Herbert

Three same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying and refusing to respect the...


Latta v. Otter

Four same-sex couples have filed a federal lawsuit in Boise challenging Idaho’s laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying and refusing...



Tanco v. Haslam

On October 21, 2013, NCLR filed a lawsuit on behalf of four legally married same-sex couples, challenging Tennessee laws that...



Case: Cozen O’Connor, P.C. v. Jennifer J. Tobits, et al. and Estate of Sarah Ellyn Farley (IL)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is defending Jennifer Tobits, whose marriage and inheritance rights are being challenged by her deceased wife’s employer and family.


Case: Chatterjee v. King

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.


Case: Greene vs The County Of Sonoma

NCLR clients Clay Greene and the estate of Harold Scull, Greene's deceased partner of 20 years, reached a settlement on July 22 resolving a lawsuit against the County of Sonoma and other defendants. More>


Case: Wood v. Wood

NCLR represents Hannah Wood in a Florida child custody case against her former partner, Courtney Wood. Hannah and Courtney had...


Case: Varnum v. Brien

On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 1998 state ban on marriage for same-sex couples.


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