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Frequently Asked Questions about Title IX and Policies on Intra-Team Dating in College Athletics

Many college athletic programs have adopted policies addressing interpersonal relationships of student athletes. In some cases, these policies prohibit dating or romantic relationships among team members on single-sex teams. Download the Fact Sheet.

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Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children in California Foster Care

The purpose of this brief is to support the efforts of California child welfare professionals to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming children in foster care. Download

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California’s New Assisted Reproduction Law (AB 960) & California Statutory Forms for Assisted Reproduction

Beginning January 1, 2016, California will have a new law, AB 960, that better protects families having children through assisted reproduction. The law extends protections to families who conceive through at-home insemination and to unmarried parents. Any prospective parent can start using the forms updated by this law even before January 2016. California statutes include…

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Schools In Transition

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind publication for school administrations, teachers, and parents about how to provide safe and supportive environments for all transgender students, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Download.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

This comprehensive practice guide, written by NCLR Youth Project Director Shannan Wilber for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides juvenile justice agencies the tools to meet their obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT youth in their care. The guide covers a broad range of topics, including nondiscrimination policies, staff training, talking with…

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Transgender Rights

Transgender Rights is an anthology of essays about the history of the transgender legal movement and legal issues affecting transgender people, including an essay on the relationship between the LGB movement and the transgender movement by NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter called “Do Transsexuals Dream of Gay Rights.” Download PDF.  

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Marriage Equality FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About the Supreme Court’s Ruling

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guarantees to same-sex couples throughout the nation the freedom to marry and the right to recognition of their marriages.  We have much to celebrate with this affirmation of the dignity, liberty, and equality of same-sex couples, and the LGBT individuals who are part of those couples,…

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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 spouses/partners gave birth to use a streamlined process to protect the non-birth parent’s rights. It only applies when one of the spouses or partners gave birth to the child. If you are using surrogacy to…

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FAQ Publications

NCLR produces a number of publications to address issues that regularly come up for LGBT community members. The following publications do not provide legal advice, but have information that may be useful to those with questions about how the law protects LGBT people and our families: Protecting Your Family After Marriage Equality: What You Need…

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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 majority of the states. In addition to the dignity and respect that marriage equality provides for our relationships, marriage provides tremendous legal and financial protections to same-sex spouses. However, marrying does not provide all the…

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