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NCLR Deplores Michigan Governor Synder for Allowing Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

(San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2015)—Today Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed three bills that will allow agencies that place children...



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....


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...


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...


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