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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

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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

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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

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The California Insurance Equality Act

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

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Canadian Marriage FAQ

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

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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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