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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...


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...


Case: E.L. v. V.L.

E.L. and V.L. are two women who were in a long term relationship and had three children through donor insemination....


Alabama Court of Appeals Recognizes Adoptions by Same-Sex Parents

Montgomery, AL, February 27, 2015)—Today, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals unanimously held that a second parent adoption granted to...


FAQ Publications

NCLR produces a number of publications to address issues that regularly come up for LGBT community members. The following publications...


Protecting Your Family After Marriage Equality: What You Need To Know

We have seen unprecedented advances in equality for same-sex couples with marriage now equally open to same-sex couples in the...


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...


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...


Transgender Family Law in the U.S.

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



The Schedules That Work Act

Involuntary part-time work. Unpredictable schedules. Fear of employer retaliation for taking time away to care for a sick child. These...


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