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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:...


Transgender Family Law in the U.S.

A fact sheet for transgender spouses, partners, parents, and youth. Open pdf



Every Child Deserves a Family—Respect the Right to Parent

November is National Adoption Month, and there are currently more LGBT parents waiting to adopt than there are children in...


Relationship Recognition State Laws Summary

Read our fact sheet summarizing state laws regarding relationship recognition for same-sex couples. Download PDF


Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Civil Unions: An overview of relationship recognition for same-sex couples Within the United States.

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Same-Sex Couples File Federal Lawsuit Seeking the Freedom to Marry in Idaho

(Boise, ID, November 8, 2013)—Today, four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit in Boise challenging Idaho’s laws that prohibit same-sex...


New CA Law Provides Equal Insurance Coverage for Fertility Services to LGBT Parents

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 460, which clarifies that insurance coverage of fertility treatments must be offered...


Governor Signs Bill Protecting Children Who Have More Than Two Legal Parents

(Sacramento, CA, October 4, 2013)—Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno that protects the financial and emotional security of children who have more than two legal parents. Senate Bill 274 allows courts to recognize the rights and responsibilities of each parent if recognizing only two parents would be detrimental to the child.


Legal Recognition of LGBT Families

This publication provides an overview of the legal rights of LGBT parents and their children in the United States. Download...


Fact Sheet: Adoption by LGBT Parents

A summary of state laws on second parent adoptions. Download PDF


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