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Defendiendo Tus Derechos: Guía de Usuario para Personas, Transgénero, Lesbianas, Gay y Bisexuales para la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de la Ciudad de Nueva York

A guide by the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic at Columbia Law School about the New York City Human Rights Law, and about ways you can use it to protect yourself against discrimination. Open PDF


Convenios de Vida: Documentos Para Protegerte a Ti y a Tu Familia

Este paquete contiene información sobre los documentos necesarios para protegerte a ti y a los tuyos en caso de enfermedad, incapacidad o fallecimiento. Open PDF


The Challenges to Successful Lesbian Asylum Claims

This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the unique challenges of lesbian asylum claims, including practical advice and legal strategies for lesbian asylum seekers. Open PDF


AB 458 Fact Sheet: The California Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act

AB 458, the Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act, went into effect on January 1, 2004. This law is the first of its kind in the United States to explicitly include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and adults involved with the foster care system. Download PDF


Timeline of California’s Domestic Partnership & Marriage Laws

This timeline tracks the evolution of California’s laws about domestic partnership and marriage for same-sex couples. Download PDF


Questions and Answers about Terminating a California Registered Domestic Partnership

This document, produced by the Secretary of State’s Office, provides detailed information about terminating a California Registered Domestic Partnership. Download PDF


The California Insurance Equality Act

How to use AB 2208 and what it means for you and your family. Download PDF


Canadian Marriage FAQ

What Do I Need to Know About Getting Married in Canada? A guide from GLAD. Download PDF


2004 General Accounting Office Study

This report, authored by the US General Accounting Office, concluded that there are now 1,138 federal rights and responsibilities automatically accorded to married spouses. Download PDF

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