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Divorce for Same-Sex Couples Who Live in Non-Recognition States: A Guide For Attorneys

This publication explains laws that allow same-sex couples who cannot divorce in their home state to divorce in the state where they entered their union. Download PDF

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After DOMA: What It Means

The Supreme Court victory on June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor striking down the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) affirms that all loving and committed couples who are married deserve equal legal respect and treatment from the federal government. The demise of DOMA marks a turning point in how the United States government…

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Lifelines: Documents to Protect You and Your Family

This guide contains information about essential documents that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of illness, disability, or death. Download PDF

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Parents who are LGBT, Same-Gender Loving, or Two Spirit: Protect Your Rights!

A brochure for LGBT parents about how to protect their rights. (English and Spanish) Open PDF

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Si Eres Padre De Familia Y LGBT O Tienes Una Relación Con Una Persona Del Mismo Sexo: ¡Protege Tus Derechos!

Una guía informative para padres de familias LGBT sobre cómo proteger sus derechos (Español e Inglés) Download PDF

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California Transgender Family Law

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

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Adoption by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents: An Overview of Current Law

Overview of current law regarding LGBT parentage. Download PDF

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Frequently Asked Questions about the President’s Historic Decision to Stop Defending Discriminatory Federal Defense of Marriage Act

In February 2011, President Barack Obama has decided that the government should no longer defend Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by providing that the federal government will not recognize their marriages for any purpose. Download PDF

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Protecting Families: Standards for LGBT Families

This publication provides guidelines for families and attorneys for protecting parent-child relationships and obtaining legal recognition of family ties. Download PDF

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Navigating the System: A Know-Your-Rights Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders in California

This pioneering new guide includes comprehensive information about your rights and the services that are available to you as you navigate the system of public and social benefits in California. Download PDF

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