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Statement Regarding Tenth Circuit Oral Argument in Utah Marriage Equality Case

(Denver, CO, April 10, 2014)—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit heard oral argument in the...


Federal Court Orders Tennessee to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples While Their Legal Challenge Proceeds

(Nashville, TN, March 14, 2014)—Today, a federal district court in Nashville, Tennessee ruled that Tennessee officials must recognize the marriages...


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...


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...


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Federal Rules on Who Can Make Medical Decisions for You

In September 2011, the federal government issued new rules that strengthen patients’ rights to choose who can make medical decisions...


Transgender Family Law in the U.S.

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


NCLR Applauds Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Utah’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

(San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013)—NCLR responds to the federal court ruling striking down Utah’s ban on marriage for Same-Sex...


New Mexico Supreme Court Issues Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling for Same-Sex Couples

(Santa Fe, NM, December 19, 2013)—Today, in a unanimous decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that the New Mexico...


Married Same-Sex Couples in Tennessee Ask Court for Immediate Protection of Their Families

(Nashville, TN, November 19, 2013)—Today, four legally married same-sex couples who recently filed a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee’srefusal to respect...



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...


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